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.
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.
He had the aquiline nose found among many of the higher tribes, the prominent cheek bones, and black hair and eyes, but his mouth and lips were better molded.
Imagine to yourself a Don Quixote of eighteen; a Don Quixote without his corselet, without his coat of mail, without his cuisses; a Don Quixote clothed in a wooden doublet, the blue color of which had faded into a nameless shade between lees of wine and a heavenly azure; face long and brown; high cheek bones, a sign of sagacity; the maxillary muscles enormously developed, an infallible sign by which a Gascon may always be detected, even without his cap--and our young man wore a cap set off with a sort of feather; the eye open and intelligent; the nose hooked, but finely chiseled.
The cheeks are a slide from the brows into the valley of the face, opposed and diffused by the cheek bones.
And an uncommonly fine man Miss Snevellicci's papa was, with a hook nose, and a white forehead, and curly black hair, and high cheek bones, and altogether quite a handsome face, only a little pimply as though with drinking.
To enhance radiance try MeOAeOC Strobe Cream brushed onto cheek bones over a honey toned bronzer.
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.