[zahy-guh-mat-ik, zig-uh-]Anatomy

Origin of zygomatic

1700–10; zygomat- (combining form of zygoma) + -ic
Related formspre·zy·go·mat·ic, adjectivesub·zy·go·mat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zygomatic


  1. 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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zygomatic in Medicine


[zī′gə-mătĭk, zĭg′ə-]
  1. Of, relating to, or located in the area of the zygoma.
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