|1.||of or relating to the cheek or cheekbone|
|2.||another name for zygomatic bone Also called: malar bone|
|[C18: from New Latin mālāris, from Latin māla jaw]|
|malar, Also called: malar bone 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|
malar ma·lar (mā'lər, -lär')
Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek. n.
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.
diamond-shapeddiamond-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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