Definitions for: Zygoma


[n] the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone



Webster (1913) Definition: Zy*go"ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to yoke, ? a yoke.]
(Anat.)
(a) The jugal, malar, or cheek bone.
(b) The zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
(c) The whole zygomatic arch.

Synonyms: arcus zygomaticus, zygomatic arch

See Also: bone, cheekbone, jugal bone, mala, malar bone, os, os zygomaticum, zygomatic bone

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