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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Axial and coronal computed tomography (CT) images of the maxillofacial bones (Figures 2 and 3) demonstrate extensive cortical destruction, osteosclerosis, cortical thickening, and fragmentation of the right maxilla, which extends into the frontal process of the zygomatic bone and pterygoid plates.