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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
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