ZYGOMA

zygoma, zygomatic arch, arcus zygomaticus

(noun) the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

zygoma (plural zygomas or zygomata)

(anatomy) The cheekbone.

Synonyms

• cheekbone

• zygomatic bone

• malar bone

Source: Wiktionary


Zy*go"ma, n. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Anat.) (a) The jugal, malar, or cheek bone. (b) The zygomatic process of the temporal bone. (c) The whole zygomatic arch.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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