From Frenchzygomatique, from Ancient Greek Î¶Ï…Î³Ï‰Î¼Î±Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (zugÅmatikos), from Î¶ÏÎ³Ï‰Î¼Î± (zugÅma, “zygoma").
Zygomatic Sentence Examples
- The rodent skull is characterized by the great size of the premaxillae, which completely separate the nasals from the maxillae; by the presence of zygomatic arches; and by the wide unoccupied space existing between the incisors and the cheek-teeth; and (except in the Duplicidentata) by the antero-posteriorly elongated glenoid cavity for the articulation of the lower jaw.
The zygomatic arch is variously developed, and the position of the jugal is a character for grouping the families.
In the skull the tympanic bulla is hollow, the pterygoid fossa shallow and the zygomatic arch slender, with a rudimentary jugal bone.
It shows the characteristic hippopotamus-flange to the lower jaw, but has also a large descending process from the jugal bone of the zygomatic arch of the skull.