- Having a narrow face compared with the width of the cranium, so that, when the skull is viewed from above, the zygomatic arches are not visible. [crypto- + G. zygon, yoke]
* * *cryp·to·zy·gous .krip-tə-'zī-gəs, (')krip-'täz-ə-gəs adj having a wide skull and a narrow face so that the zygomatic arches are concealed when the skull is viewed from above
* * *cryp·toz·y·gous (krip-tozґə-gəs) [crypto- + Gr. zygon yoke] having the face no wider than the cranium, so that the zygomatic arches are concealed by the bulging of the cranium when the skull is viewed from above. Cf. phenozygous.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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cryptozygous — cryptozygy, n. /krip teuh zuy geuhs/, adj. Craniom. having the skull broad and the face narrow. [1875 80; CRYPTO + ZYG (as in ZYGOMA) + OUS] * * * … Universalium
cryptozygous — adj. having a wide skull and a narrow face … English contemporary dictionary
cryptozygous — cryp·to·zy·gous … English syllables
cryptozygous — … Useful english dictionary
phenozygous — Having a narrow cranium as compared with the width of the face, so that when the skull is viewed from above, the zygomatic arches are visible. [G. phaino, to show, + zygon, yoke] * * * phe·no·zy·gous (fe″no ziґgəs) [pheno (def. 1) +… … Medical dictionary
aphanozygous — |afənō|zīgəs adjective Etymology: aphan + zygous : cryptozygous … Useful english dictionary
-zygous — |zīgəs, zə̇gəs, zēgəs adjective combining form Etymology: Greek zygos, from zygon yoke 1. : yoked : zygomatic cryptozygous 2. : having ( … Useful english dictionary
cryptozygy — noun see cryptozygous … Useful english dictionary