a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.
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- zygomatic arch,
- zygomatic fossa,
- zygomatic nerve,
- zygomatic process,
- zygomatic process of frontal bone,
- zygomatic process of maxilla
Origin of zygomatic bone
First recorded in 1700–10
Also called malar, malar bone.
[ mey-ler ]
/ ˈmeɪ lər /
of or relating to the cheek or zygomatic bone.
Also malar bone. zygomatic bone.
Origin of malar
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/ (ˈmeɪlə) /
of or relating to the cheek or cheekbone
Also called: malar bone another name for zygomatic bone
Word Origin for malar
C18: from New Latin mālāris, from Latin māla jaw
either of two bones, one on each side of the skull, that form part of the side wall of the eye socket and part of the zygomatic arch; cheekboneAlso called: malar, malar bone
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[ mā′lər, -lär′ ]
Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek.
A quadrilateral bone that forms the cheek prominence and articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones.cheekbone jugal bone malar bone zygoma
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