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cheekbone

[ cheek-bohn ]
/ ˈtʃikˌboʊn /
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noun
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.
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Origin of cheekbone

before 1000; Middle English chekbon, Old English ceacban. See cheek, bone
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British Dictionary definitions for cheekbone

cheekbone
/ (ˈtʃiːkˌbəʊn) /

noun
the nontechnical name for zygomatic bone Related adjective: malar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for cheekbone

cheekbone
[ chēkbōn′ ]

n.
zygomatic bone
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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