zygomatic arch


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zygomatic arch

n.
The bony arch in vertebrates that extends along the side or front of the skull beneath the eye socket and that is formed by the zygomatic bone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.

zygomatic arch

n
1. (Anatomy) the slender arch of bone that forms a bridge between the cheekbone and the temporal bone on each side of the skull of mammals. Also called: zygoma
2. (Zoology) the slender arch of bone that forms a bridge between the cheekbone and the temporal bone on each side of the skull of mammals. Also called: zygoma

zy′gomat′ic arch′


n.
the bony arch at the outer border of the eye socket, formed by the union of the cheekbone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zygomatic arch - the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bonezygomatic arch - the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
cheekbone, jugal bone, malar, malar bone, os zygomaticum, zygomatic, zygomatic bone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
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Lie the patient in the supine position with shoulder elevated, and rotate the patient's head about 90[degrees] to the contralateral side of the lesion, and keep the zygomatic arch in the horizontal position; lean the head back about 15[degrees], so as not to oppress the trachea; laterally bend the head 15[degrees] to the contralateral position, to compensate for the upward incline angle along the middle skull base.
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A Curvilinear incision was made from zygomatic arch, 1cm in front of tragus, finishing near the midline.
A lesion of auriculopalpebral branch of facial nerve, near zygomatic arch results in paresis or paralysis of eyelids and ear only.
The visual recordings and photographs taken of the singer's face aided in determining singer success in achieving the required raised or lowered position of the zygomatic arch muscles while performing the exercises.
Myocutaneous flap reflected, five burr holes were made in the following locations: (1) temporal squamous bone just superior to posterior root of zygomatic arch, (2) keyhole area behind frontal end of zygomatic arch anteriorly, (3) 3 cm above transverse sinus and 3 cm lateral to inion, (4) parietal parasaggital and (5) frontal parasagittal area.
Axial scans were superior than coronal in detecting anterior maxillary wall and zygomatic arch fractures.
Pavicic introduces the cannula at the zygomatic arch instead of trying to clean behind the hairline.