- of, relating to, or situated near the zygoma.
Origin of zygomatic
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Examples from the Web for zygomatic
In Ornithorhynchus the zygomatic arch is much stouter than in Echidna.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
In sixteen cases the zygomatic processes were unequal and very prominent.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
In the horse, it articulates with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
In addition the zygomatic ridge of the squamosal decreases in relative size with decrease in actual size of the skull.Speciation of the Wandering Shrew
James S. Findley
Differences in zygomatic breadth owing to the degree of bowing are an aid in differentiating subspecies.North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)
Philip H. Krutzsch
- of or relating to the zygoma
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Word Origin and History for zygomatic
1709, from Latin zygomaticus, from Greek zygoma (see zygoma).
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- Of, relating to, or located in the area of the zygoma.
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