zygomatic bone

noun Anatomy.
a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.
Also called malar, malar bone.

1700–10 Unabridged


[mey-ler] Anatomy.
of or pertaining to the cheek or zygomatic bone.
Also, malar bone. zygomatic bone.

1775–85; < Neo-Latin mālāris of, pertaining to the cheek, equivalent to Latin māl(a) cheek, jaw (see maxilla) + -āris -ar1

intermalar, adjective Unabridged
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malar (ˈmeɪlə)
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]

zygomatic bone
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

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malar ma·lar (mā'lər, -lär')
Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek. n.
The cheekbone.

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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