zygomatic bone

  1. 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for zygomatic bone

zygomatic bone

  1. 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; cheekbone: Also called: malar, malar bone

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