zygomatic bone

a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone. Also called malar, malar bone. See diag. under skull.

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also called  cheekbone , or  malar bone 

      diamond-shaped bone below and lateral to the orbit, or eye socket, at the widest part of the cheek. It adjoins the frontal bone at the outer edge of the orbit and the sphenoid and maxilla within the orbit. It forms the central part of the zygomatic arch by its attachments to the maxilla in front and to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone at the side. The zygomatic bone forms in membrane (i.e., without a cartilaginous precursor) and is ossified at birth.

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  • Zygomatic bone — Bone: Zygomatic bone Left zygomatic bone in situ …   Wikipedia

  • zygomatic bone — n. Anat. a bone of the zygomatic arch on either side of the face, forming the prominence of each cheek; cheekbone: see SKULL …   English World dictionary

  • Zygomatic bone — The part of the temporal bone of the skull that forms the prominence of the cheek. The zygomatic bone is also known as the zygomatic arch, the zygoma, the malar bone, the cheek bone and the yoke bone. The word zygomatic comes from the Greek zygon …   Medical dictionary

  • zygomatic bone — noun the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek • Syn: ↑cheekbone, ↑zygomatic, ↑malar, ↑malar bone, ↑jugal bone, ↑os zygomaticum • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os …   Useful english dictionary

  • zygomatic bone — noun Date: 1709 a bone of the face below the eye that in mammals forms part of the zygomatic arch and part of the orbit called also cheekbone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zygomatic bone — zy′gomat′ic bone′ n. anat. a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • zygomatic bone — noun The cheekbone. Syn: cheekbone, zygoma, malar bone …   Wiktionary

  • zygomatic bone — noun Anatomy the bone forming the prominent part of the cheek and the outer side of the eye socket …   English new terms dictionary

  • zygomatic bone — zygoma; = malar bone either of a pair of bones that form the prominent part of the cheeks and contribute to the orbits. See: skull …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • zygomatic bone — /zaɪgəˌmætɪk ˈboʊn/ (say zuyguh.matik bohn) noun → malar (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

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