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Noun, plural zygapophyses 1. Any of the articular processes of the neural arch of a vertebra of which there are usually two anterior and two posterior. ( 2. One of two usually paired processes of the neural arch of a vertebra that articulates with corresponding parts of adjacent vertebrae....

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/zʌɪˈgəʊmə,zɪg-/ Noun, plural zygomas or zygomata 1. The slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone. ( 2. Generally refers to the zygomatic bone, a bone of the human skull commonly referred to as the cheekbone or malar bone. ( 3. May also refer to the zygomatic arch or the zygomatic process. Word origin: From Latin zygomaticus, from Greek...

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From Latin zygomaticus, from Greek zygoma Adjective 1. Pertaining to the zygoma. ( 2. of, relating to, constituting, or situated in the region of the zygomatic bone and the zygomatic arch. ( Noun 1. Cheekbone: the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek. ( 2. The arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek....

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Noun, pl. zygotes 1. The initial cell formed when two gamete cells are joined by means of sexual reproduction. In multicellular organisms, it is the earliest developmental stage of the embryo. In single-celled organisms, the zygote divides to produce offspring, usually through meiosis. ( 2. A fertilized egg cell. ( 3. A cell in diploid state following fertilization or union of haploid male sex cell (e.g. sperm) and haploid female sex cell (e.g. ovum). ( Word origin: from Greek ζυγωτός zygōtos “joined” or “yoked”, from ζυγοῦν zygoun “to join” or “to...

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