(Greek: bolt or bar)
zygoma (noun), zygomas (pl)
The part of the temporal bone of the skull that forms the prominence of the cheek: In the car accident, Jill broke her zygoma, or cheekbone, and had to go to the hospital for surgery.
The zygoma also refers to the zygomatic bone, the zygomatic arch, and the malar bone.
zygomancy (noun), zygomancies (pl)
Divination by using weights: Jane was interested in zygomancy, which has been practised by many cultures including the Greeks, Persians, and Romans, and found out that by using light or heavy weights, it is a way to understand the past, the present, and to foretell the future.
zygomatic (adjective), more zygomatic, most zygomatic
Relating to the cheek region of the face: In her biology class at school, Mary learned that only one muscle was responsible for smiling, and that was the zygomatic major.
zygomatic (noun), zygomatics (pl)
The cheekbone: The zygomatic can also be termed as the jugar bone, malar, malar bone, os zygomaticum, or also the zygomatic bone.
zygomaticofacial (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the cheek bone and the face: Because Mark was in a bad car accident, the zygomaticofacial bones were badly injured, so he had to have an operation and stay in hospital for quite a while.
zygomaticofrontal (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to the bone that forms the prominence of the cheek and the frontal bone: Jane was careful to spread the new suncream over the zygomaticofrontal parts of her face to protect her from the sun's rays.
zygomaticomaxillary (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the zygoma and the maxilla, the upper jawbone in vertebrates which is fused to the cranium or skull: When Daisy fell from her horse and injured herself badly, she was taken to hospital where the doctors diagnosed her as having a zygomaticomaxillary injury needing immediate surgery.
zygomaticosphenoid (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the zygoma and the butterfly-shaped sphenoid bone at the base of the skull: In her biology book, Ruth saw a drawing of the zygomaticosphenoid parts of the head structure and noticed a fissure between the two sections.
zygomaticotemporal (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the bone that forms the prominence of the cheek and the temporal bone: Tina was overwhelmed with the number of bones in the skull which were explained in detail in her book, including the zygomaticotemporal ones near the temples in the head.
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