noun, plural zy·go·ma·ta [zahy-goh-muh-tuh, zi-] /zaɪˈgoʊ mə tə, zɪ-/. Anatomy.
Origin of zygoma
Examples from the Web for zygoma
Historical Examples of zygoma
The facial portion of the skull is short, and the zygoma is deep.
It has, moreover, no zygoma in the skull, and there is no caecum.
Length of skull about 1-5/12 inches; width at the zygoma, 1¼.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
Robert A. Sterndale
That part of the braincase immediately above posterior root of zygoma is more conspicuously inflated.
The malar bone is small, and, as in Rodents, forms the middle part of the zygoma.
noun plural -mata (-mətə)
Word Origin for zygoma
plural zygomata, 1680s, Modern Latin, from Greek zygoma, from zygon "yoke" (see jugular).