Zygoma



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the of the temporal bone.
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Historical Examples

The contracted temporal muscle forms a prominence above the zygoma.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

The facial portion of the skull is short, and the zygoma is deep.
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard

In front of the ear, lies the zygoma, one of the most marked and important landmarks to the touch, and in lean persons to the eye.
A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

Length of skull about 1-5/12 inches; width at the zygoma, 1¼.
Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon Robert A. Sterndale

It has, moreover, no zygoma in the skull, and there is no caecum.
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard

That part of the braincase immediately above posterior root of zygoma is more conspicuously inflated.
Mammals Collected by Dr. W. L. Abbott on the Natuna Islands Gerrit Miller

The lower jaw is long, and remarkably full under the zygoma, so as to give to the countenance a square appearance.
The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2 George Finlayson

The malar bone is small, and, as in Rodents, forms the middle part of the zygoma.
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard

Reduction of the zygoma clearly represents modification of a more generalized, complete arch.
Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz John M. Legler

The pulsation of the temporal artery can be felt in front of the ear, between the zygoma and the ear.
A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

noun (pl) -mata (-mətə)
another name for zygomatic arch
n.

plural zygomata, 1680s, Modern Latin, from Greek zygoma, from zygon “yoke” (see jugular).

zygoma zy·go·ma (zī-gō’mə, zĭ-)
n.

See zygomatic arch.

See zygomatic bone.

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