zygoma

noun

zy·​go·​ma zī-ˈgō-mə How to pronounce zygoma (audio)
plural zygomata zī-ˈgō-mə-tə How to pronounce zygoma (audio) also zygomas
1
b
: a slender bony process of the zygomatic arch
2

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of zygoma was circa 1684

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Cite this Entry

“Zygoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygoma. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

zygoma

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