noun, plural zy·go·ma·ta [zahy-goh-muh-tuh, zi-] /zaɪˈgoʊ mə tə, zɪ-/. Anatomy.
Origin of zygoma
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Historical Examples of zygoma
The malar bone is small, and, as in Rodents, forms the middle part of the zygoma.
The facial portion of the skull is short, and the zygoma is deep.
The series extends as far back as the hinder edge of the anterior root of the zygoma.
The lower jaw is long, and remarkably full under the zygoma, so as to give to the countenance a square appearance.
In front of the ear, lies the zygoma, one of the most marked and important landmarks to the touch, and in lean persons to the eye.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
noun plural -mata (-mətə)
Word Origin for zygoma
plural zygomata, 1680s, Modern Latin, from Greek zygoma, from zygon "yoke" (see jugular).