Definition of jugal in English:


Syllabification: ju·gal
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞oɡəl


1 Anatomy Of or relating to the zygoma (the bony arch of the cheek).
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  • The depression is the scar marking the overlap of the jugal process of the zygomatic arch on to the maxilla, as in therian mammals generally.
  • The right zygomatic arch was fractured at the junction of the jugal and squamosal bones.
  • Across the jaw line, the surangular faces the quadratojugal and/or the jugal bones of the cheek region.
2 Entomology Of or relating to the jugum of an insect’s forewing.


late 16th century: from Latin jugalis, from jugum 'yoke'.

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