zygomatic bone

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zygomatic bone

n.
A small bone in vertebrates on each side of the face below the eye socket, forming the prominence of the cheek. Also called cheekbone, malar, malar bone.

zygomatic bone

n
(Anatomy) 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 or malar bone

zy′gomat′ic bone′


n.
a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.
[1700–10]

zygomatic bone

The cheekbone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zygomatic bone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheekzygomatic bone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
jugal point, jugale - the craniometric point at the union of the frontal and temporal processes of the zygomatic bone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
arcus zygomaticus, zygoma, zygomatic arch - the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
zygomatic process - a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch
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Her finely chiseled, clean-cut face, with something red Indian about the firm mouth and strongly marked cheek bones, showed even at that distance traces of the friction of the passing years.
Tashtego's long, lean, sable hair, his high cheek bones, and black rounding eyes --for an Indian, Oriental in their largeness, but Antarctic in their glittering expression --all this sufficiently proclaimed him an inheritor of the unvitiated blood of those proud warrior hunters, who, in quest of the great New England moose, had scoured, bow in hand, the aboriginal forests of the main.
The men were tall, straight and vigorous, with aquiline noses, and high cheek bones.
The skinny hands were clasped upon the breast; two lustreless tufts of hair stuck to the skull; the skin was brown and sunken; it stretched tightly over the cheek bones and made them stand out sharply; the crisp dead eyes were deep in the sockets; the nostrils were painfully prominent, the end of the nose being gone; the lips had shriveled away from the yellow teeth: and brought down to us through the circling years, and petrified there, was a weird laugh a full century old!
The sun glanced from the tips of their metal-shod spears, picked out the gorgeous colors in the feathers of their war bonnets, and reflected the high-lights from the glossy skins of their broad shoulders and high cheek bones.
Yes, of course," said Konstantin, looking at the patch of red that had come out on his brother's projecting cheek bones.
For a moment Dona Rita's face, with its narrow eyes, its wide brow, and high cheek bones, became very still; then her colour was a little heightened.
This commissary was a man of very repulsive mien, with a pointed nose, with yellow and salient cheek bones, with eyes small but keen and penetrating, and an expression of countenance resembling at once the polecat and the fox.
She had fractured cheek bones, eye sockets, nose and upper jaw, plus nine broken ribs.
But fans were quick to smell a rat when the video, titled Victoria Beckham's Five-Minute Face, noticed her crystal clear complexion and basic make-up already in place around her eyes and cheek bones.
The operation took eight hours to complete, with the surgical team having to re-fracture the cheek bones with the cutting guides before remodelling the face.