- the bony arch at the outer border of the eye socket, formed by the union of the cheekbone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
Origin of zygomatic arch
First recorded in 1815–25
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- the slender arch of bone that forms a bridge between the cheekbone and the temporal bone on each side of the skull of mammalsAlso called: zygoma
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- The arch formed by the temporal process of the zygomatic bone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.zygoma
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