Zygo-



a combining form meaning “yoke,” “yoked,” “yoke-shaped,” used in the formation of compound words:
zygomorphic.
combining form
indicating a pair or a union: zygodactyl, zygospore

zygo- or zyg-
pref.

Yoke; pair: zygodactyly.

Union: zygosis.

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