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zygoma

[ zahy-goh-muh, zi- ]
/ zaɪˈgoʊ mə, zɪ- /
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noun, plural zy·go·ma·ta [zahy-goh-muh-tuh, zi-]. /zaɪˈgoʊ mə tə, zɪ-/. Anatomy.
the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
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Origin of zygoma

1675–85; <New Latin zygōma<Greek zýgōma bolt, bar, equivalent to zygō-, variant stem of zygoûn to yoke1 (see zygo-) + -ma noun suffix of result
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British Dictionary definitions for zygoma

zygoma
/ (zaɪˈɡəʊmə, zɪ-) /

noun plural -mata (-mətə)
another name for zygomatic arch

Word Origin for zygoma

C17: via New Latin from Greek, from zugon yoke
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Medical definitions for zygoma

zygoma
[ zī-gōmə, zĭ- ]

n.
zygomatic arch
zygomatic bone
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