- a combining form meaning “yoke,” “yoked,” “yoke-shaped,” used in the formation of compound words: zygomorphic.
Also especially before a vowel, zyg-.
Origin of zygo-
combining form of Greek zygón yoke1
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before a vowel zyg-
- indicating a pair or a unionzygodactyl; zygospore
Word Origin for zygo-
from Greek zugon yoke
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- Yoke; pair:zygodactyly.
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