Word of the Day: Zygoma

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Today's word is:

zygoma

|zīˈgōmə|

noun ( pl. -ma(ə)ta |-mətə|) Anatomy

  • The bony arch of the cheek formed by connection of the zygomatic and temporal bones.

ORIGIN: late 17th cent.: from Greek zugōma, from zugon 'yoke.'

Thanks to DS for today's word ^^