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jugal bone

noun

  1. (in humans) cheekbone ( def 1 ).
  2. the corresponding bone in other animals.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of jugal bone1

First recorded in 1760–70

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Example Sentences

Cretaceous Ornithosaurs sometimes differ from birds apparently in admitting the quadrato-jugal bone into the orbit.

As in many Marsupials, the jugal bone sometimes extends backwards to the glenoid cavity, where the lower jaw articulates.

The former species, limited to South India, is further distinguished by the absence of the jugal bone.

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