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

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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 — Anat. 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. [1700 10] * * * ▪ anatomy also called  cheekbone , or  malar bone        diamond shaped… …   Universalium

  • 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 — 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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