cheek bone

cheekbone

[cheek-bohn]
noun
1.
the zygomatic bone.
2.
the part of that bone below the eye forming the prominence of the cheek.
3.
the area of the cheek overlying this bone.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English chekbon, Old English ceacban. See cheek, bone1

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cheekbone (ˈtʃiːkˌbəʊn)
 
n
the nontechnical name for zygomatic bone Related: malar
 
Related: malar

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cheekbone cheek·bone (chēk'bōn')
n.
See zygomatic bone.

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