noun (plural zygomata; also -mas) Etymology: New Latin zygomat-, zygoma, from Greek zygōma, from zygoun to join, from zygon yoke Date: circa 1684 1. a. zygomatic arch b. a slender bony process of the zygomatic arch 2. zygomatic bone

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  • zygoma — [ zigɔma ] n. m. • 1561; gr. zugôma, proprt « joint » ♦ Anat. Apophyse zygomatique. ● zygoma nom masculin (latin scientifique médiéval zygoma, du grec dzugoûn, joindre) Apophyse zygomatique. zygoma n. m. ANAT Apophyse zygomatique. ⇒ZYGOMA, subst …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • zygoma — (n.) pl. zygomata, 1680s, Modern Latin, from Gk. zygoma, from zygon yoke (see JUGULAR (Cf. jugular)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • zygoma — [zī gō′mə] n. pl. zygomata [zī gō′mə tə, zi gō′mə tə] or zygomas [ModL < Gr zygōma < zygoun, to yoke < zygon,YOKE] Anat. 1. ZYGOMATIC ARCH 2. ZYGOMATIC BONE 3. ZYGOMATIC PROCESS zygom …   English World dictionary

  • Zygoma — y*go ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to yoke, zygo n a yoke.] (Anat.) (a) The jugal, malar, or cheek bone. (b) The zygomatic process of the temporal bone. (c) The whole zygomatic arch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zygōma — (griech.), 1) Riegel, der die Thürflügel zusammenhaltende Querbalken; 2) (Jochbein), so v.w. Backenbein 1), vgl. Gesichtsknochen C). Daher Zygomatische Löcher (Zygomatocolpi, Foramina zygomatica), s.u. Gesichtsknochen C). Zygomatische Muskeln, so …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • zygoma — /zuy goh meuh, zi /, n., pl. zygomata / meuh teuh/. Anat. 1. See zygomatic arch. 2. the zygomatic process of the temporal bone. 3. See zygomatic bone. [1675 85; < NL zygoma < Gk zýgoma bolt, bar, equiv. to zygo , var. s. of zygoûn …   Universalium

  • Zygoma — The part of the temporal bone of the skull that forms the prominence of the cheek. The zygoma is also known as the zygomatic bone or arch, the malar bone, the cheek bone and the yoke bone. The word zygomatic comes from the Greek zygon meaning a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Zygoma — Zy|go|ma 〈n.; s, ma|ta〉 = Jochbogen (2) [grch.; zu zygoun „verbinden“; zu zygon „Joch“] * * * Zy|go|ma [auch: t̮sy:goma], das; s, Zygomata [griech. zýgōma, zu: zygón = Joch] (Anat.): ↑ Jochbogen (1). * * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • zygoma — zy•go•ma [[t]zaɪˈgoʊ mə, zɪ [/t]] n. pl. ma•ta [[t] mə tə[/t]] mas. 1) anat. zygomatic arch 2) anat. the zygomatic process of the temporal bone 3) anat. zygomatic bone • Etymology: 1675–85; < NL zygōma < Gk zýgōma bolt, bar =zygō , var. s.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Zygoma — Os zygomatique Vue médiale du zygomatique droit …   Wikipédia en Français

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