Definition of jugal in English:

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jugal

Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞oɡəl/

adjective

1 Anatomy Relating to the zygoma (the bony arch of the cheek).
Example sentences
  • 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 Relating to the jugum of an insect’s forewing.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: ju·gal

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