zygoma

noun
zy·​go·​ma | \ zī-ˈgō-mə How to pronounce zygoma (audio) \
plural zygomata\ zī-​ˈgō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce zygomata (audio) \ also zygomas

Definition of zygoma

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygoma. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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zygoma

noun
zy·​go·​ma | \ zī-ˈgō-mə How to pronounce zygoma (audio) \
plural zygomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce zygomata (audio) \ also zygomas

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