the bony arch at the outer border of the eye socket, formed by the union of the cheekbone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
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Origin of zygomatic arch
First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for zygomatic arch
the slender arch of bone that forms a bridge between the cheekbone and the temporal bone on each side of the skull of mammalsAlso called: zygoma
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Medicine definitions for zygomatic arch
The arch formed by the temporal process of the zygomatic bone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.zygoma
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