jugal bone


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Related to jugal bone: zygomatic arch, jugal arch

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jugal bone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheekjugal 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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Included in the fossil material were dentary, parietal, frontal, squamosal, and jugal bones indistinguishable from modern Phrynosoma.