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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.
(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
a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.
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|Noun||1.||zygomatic 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
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