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zygomatic bone

noun, Anatomy
1.
a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.
Also called malar, malar bone.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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  • The anterior end is deeply serrated and articulates with the zygomatic bone.
  • Its lateral margin is serrated and articulates with the zygomatic bone.
British Dictionary definitions for zygomatic bone

zygomatic bone

noun
1.
either of two bones, one on each side of the skull, that form part of the side wall of the eye socket and part of the zygomatic arch; cheekbone Also called malar, malar bone
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zygomatic bone in Medicine

zygomatic bone n.
A quadrilateral bone that forms the cheek prominence and articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones. Also called cheekbone, jugal bone, malar bone, zygoma.

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Encyclopedia Article for zygomatic bone

cheekbone

diamond-shaped bone below and lateral to the orbit, or eye socket, at the widest part of the cheek. It adjoins the frontal bone at the outer edge of the orbit and the sphenoid and maxilla within the orbit. It forms the central part of the zygomatic arch by its attachments to the maxilla in front and to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone at the side. The zygomatic bone forms in membrane (i.e., without a cartilaginous precursor) and is ossified at birth.

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