cheekbone

[ cheek-bohn ]
/ ˈtʃikˌboʊn /

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.

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
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Medicine definitions for cheekbone

cheekbone

[ chēkbōn′ ]

n.

zygomatic bone
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