- the zygomatic bone.
- the part of that bone below the eye forming the prominence of the cheek.
- the area of the cheek overlying this bone.
Origin of cheekbone
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Examples from the Web for cheekbone
It broke the skin on his cheekbone and forehead and blood ran from the cuts.Deathworld
Very lightly his fingers traveled from her cheekbone to her jaw.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel
It looped in mid-air and slashed the man's face from chin to cheekbone.The Ties That Bind
As he turned I saw a star-shaped blue scar above his cheekbone.Gold
Put a piece of that sticking plaster on that cut across your cheekbone.Ralph, the Train Dispatcher
- the nontechnical name for zygomatic bone Related adjective: malar
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