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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The electrodes are positioned along the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) nerve and the neurostimulator is affixed to the zygomatic process.
We extend the incision at the nasolabial fold down to the submalar aspect of the maxilla or to the inferior zygomatic process, depending on the vector chosen and the amount of tension needed.
The adductor muscle scars in the temporal fossa are exceptionally extensive and deep and especially notable is the huge zygomatic process, which extends ventrally to the level of the quadratojugal bar and is situated so far anteriorly as almost to abut the postorbital process.