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zygoma

 [zi-go´mah]
3. a term sometimes applied to the zygomatic bone.

zy·go·mat·ic bone

[TA]
a quadrilateral bone that forms the prominence of the cheek, the lateral wall and margin of the orbit, and the anterior two thirds of the zygomatic arch; it articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones.

zygoma

/zy·go·ma/ (zi-go´mah)
1. the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
3. a term sometimes applied to the zygomatic bone.

zygoma

(zī-gō′mə, zĭ-)
n. pl. zygo·mata (-mə-tə) or zygo·mas
1. The zygomatic bone.
2. The zygomatic arch.
3. The zygomatic process.

zy′go·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.

zygoma

[zīgō′mə, zig-] pl. zygomas
Etymology: Gk, zygon, yoke
1 a long slender zygomatic process of the temporal bone, arising from the lower part of the squamous part of the temporal bone, passing forward to join the zygomatic bone, and forming part of the zygomatic arch.
2 the zygomatic bone that forms the prominence of the cheek.

zygoma

 
1. Zygomatic arch, see there.
2. Zygomatic bone, see there.
3. Zygomatic process of the temporal bone.

zy·go·mat·ic arch

(zī'gō-mat'ik ahrch) [TA]
The arch formed by the temporal process of the zygomatic bone as it joins the zygomatic process of the temporal bones.
Synonym(s): zygoma (2) .

zy·go·mat·ic bone

(zī'gō-mat'ik bōn) [TA]
A quadrilateral bone that forms the prominence of the cheek; it articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones.
Synonym(s): os zygomaticum [TA] , jugal bone, mala (2) , malar bone, zygoma (1) .

zygoma

The cheek bone.

zy·go·mat·ic arch

(zī'gō-mat'ik ahrch) [TA]
Arch formed by temporal process of zygomatic bone that joins zygomatic process of temporal bone.
Synonym(s): arcus zygomaticus, cheek bone (2) , malar arch, zygoma (2) .

zy·go·mat·ic bone

(zī'gō-mat'ik bōn) [TA]
Quadrilateral bone that forms prominence of cheek, lateral wall and margin of orbit, and anterior two thirds of zygomatic arch; it articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones.
Synonym(s): cheek bone (1) , mala (2) , malar bone, zygoma (1) .

zygoma

1. the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
2. zygomatic arch.
3. a term sometimes applied to the zygomatic bone.