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zygomatic bone

noun Anatomy.

a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.


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Nearby words

zygogenesis, zygogenetic, zygoma, zygomatic, zygomatic arch, zygomatic bone, 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for zygomatic bone

zygomatic bone


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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Medicine definitions for zygomatic bone

zygomatic bone


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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