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cheekbone

[cheek-bohn] /ˈtʃikˌboʊn/
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 of cheekbone
1000
before 1000; Middle English chekbon, Old English ceacban. See cheek, bone
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  • It broke the skin on his cheekbone and forehead and blood ran from the cuts.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • Very lightly his fingers traveled from her cheekbone to her jaw.

  • It looped in mid-air and slashed the man's face from chin to cheekbone.

    The Ties That Bind Walter Miller
  • As he turned I saw a star-shaped blue scar above his cheekbone.

    Gold Stewart White
  • Put a piece of that sticking plaster on that cut across your cheekbone.

  • His whiskers were an untamed sorrel bristling and across his cheekbone was the ugly scar of a half healed wound.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • One eye was closed, and began to be discoloured, taking on above the cheekbone the shot green and purple of a half-ripe plum.

  • I jerked my head aside far enough that the scalpel grated along my cheekbone instead of slashing my mouth.

    Greylorn John Keith Laumer
  • This time the ball fell on his cheekbone and raised a lump as round and as hard as a marble.

    Half-Past Seven Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • Dominique bore an ugly cut, half-healed yet, reaching from his right eyebrow across the cheekbone—the gash of an Indian knife.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for cheekbone

cheekbone

/ˈtʃiːkˌbəʊn/
noun
1.
the nontechnical name for zygomatic bone related adjective malar
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cheekbone in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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