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Fun with Etymology (was Re: Anatomical terminology)



In a message dated 3/21/01 4:39:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
rowe@psych.ucsb.edu writes:

> like the cheekbone (os zygoma) in humans, which
>     is just the zygoma in mammals, which is the jugal in
>     dinosaurs. 

Indo-European etymological factoid: Greek "zyg-", "zeug-" and Latin "jug-" 
are from the same Indo-European root, the same one that gave rise to English 
"yoke".

-Nick P.