Zygomatic



of, relating to, or situated near the .
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Historical Examples

The cranial cavity is very small, the orbit confluent with the temporal fossa, and the zygomatic arch massive.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

In Ornithorhynchus the zygomatic arch is much stouter than in Echidna.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

As yet there is no clear evidence that reduction of the zygomatic arch is of adaptive value.
Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz John M. Legler

In sixteen cases the zygomatic processes were unequal and very prominent.
Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot

The skull has each of the zygomatic arches and the anterior end of the nasals broken through.
American Weasels E. Raymond Hall

In addition the zygomatic ridge of the squamosal decreases in relative size with decrease in actual size of the skull.
Speciation of the Wandering Shrew James S. Findley

Similarly the zygomatic breadth slightly exceeds one half of the basilar length, while in Sus cristatus it is less than half.
Mammals Collected by Dr. W. L. Abbott on the Natuna Islands Gerrit Miller

So extremely poor is the frontal development of this skull, that its diameter at the zygomatic processes is barely 3.5½.
The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland Daniel Wilson

The anterior (zygomatic) process of the squamosal is greatly reduced (only about one-third the length of the posterior process).
Systematic Status of a South American Frog, Allophryne ruthveni Gaige John D. Lynch

The braincase is nearly as broad as in the Bornean species, but the zygomatic width is distinctly less.
Mammals Collected by Dr. W. L. Abbott on the Natuna Islands Gerrit Miller

adjective
of or relating to the zygoma
adj.

1709, from Latin zygomaticus, from Greek zygoma (see zygoma).

zygomatic zy·go·mat·ic (zī’gə-māt’ĭk, zĭg’ə-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or located in the area of the zygoma.

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