- a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.
Origin of zygomatic bone
First recorded in 1700–10
Also called malar, malar bone.
- of or relating to the cheek or zygomatic bone.
- Also malar bone. zygomatic bone.
Origin of malar
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- 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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- Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek.
- The cheekbone.
- 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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