zygoma

noun
zy·go·ma | \zī-ˈgō-mə \
plural zygomata\zī-ˈgō-mə-tə \ also zygomas

Definition of zygoma 

1a : zygomatic arch

b : a slender bony process of the zygomatic arch

First Known Use of zygoma

circa 1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for zygoma

New Latin zygomat-, zygoma, from Greek zygōma, from zygoun to join, from zygon yoke

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zygoma

noun
zy·go·ma | \zī-ˈgō-mə \
plural zygomata\-mət-ə \ also zygomas

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