zygomatic process
noun Date: 1741 any of several bony processes that enter into or strengthen the zygomatic arch

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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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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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