zygomatic process


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zygomatic process

n.
Any of three bony processes that articulate with the zygomatic bone, especially the process from the temporal bone that articulates to form the zygomatic arch.

zygomatic process

n
(Anatomy) a slender bony process of the temporal bone that forms part of the zygomatic arch

zygomat′ic proc`ess


n.
any of several bony processes that articulate with the cheekbone.
[1735–45]
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Noun1.zygomatic process - a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic archzygomatic process - a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch
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
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
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Mill out a bone hole about 3 mm in diameter behind the frontal bone zygomatic process (keyhole position).
12] The main trunk is most accessible where it crosses superficial to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone just anterior to the tragus.
Grade Components A No evidence of surgery with mild prominence of temporalis B Slight depression of temporalis fossa C Marked depression of temporalis fossa with suggestion of zygomatic process D Atrophy of temporalis muscle E Atrophy with sliding/rooting of temporalis.