Zygomatic process


Zygomatic process
Zygomatic yg`o*mat"ic (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. zygomatique.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma. [1913 Webster]

{Zygomatic arch}, the arch of bone beneath the orbit, formed in most mammals by the union of the malar, or jugal, with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone. In the lower vertebrates other bones may help to form it, and there may be two arches on each side of the skull, as in some reptiles.

{Zygomatic process}, a process of the temporal or squamosal bone helping to form the zygomatic arch. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Zygomatic process — is a protrusion from the rest of the skull, like the bumper of a car. Most of it belongs to the zygomatic bone, and could therefore be called the zygomatic process of the zygomatic bone. However, there are other bones contributing to it too,… …   Wikipedia

  • zygomatic process — n any of several bony processes that articulate with the zygomatic bone: as a) a long slender process of the temporal bone helping to form the zygomatic arch b) a narrow process of the frontal bone articulating with the zygomatic bone c) a rough… …   Medical dictionary

  • zygomatic process — n. Anat. any of several bony processes that form part of the zygomatic arch …   English World dictionary

  • zygomatic process — noun a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage • Part Holonyms: ↑cheekbone, ↑zygomatic bone, ↑zygomatic, ↑malar, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • zygomatic process — noun Date: 1741 any of several bony processes that enter into or strengthen the zygomatic arch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zygomatic process — noun A protrusion from the rest of the skull, most of it belonging to the zygomatic bone, but also contributed to by the frontal bone, maxilla and temporal bone …   Wiktionary

  • zygomatic process — /zaɪgəˌmætɪk ˈproʊsɛs/ (say zuyguh.matik prohses) noun any of several bony processes that form the zygomatic arch …   Australian English dictionary

  • zygomatic process — Anat. any of several bony processes that articulate with the cheekbone. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • zygomatic process — zygomat′ic proc ess n. anat. any of several bony processes that articulate with the cheekbone • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Zygomatic process of maxilla — Bone: Zygomatic process of maxilla Articulation of nasal and lacrimal bones with maxilla. (Zygomatic process visible at center right.) …   Wikipedia


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