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.
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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
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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]
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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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This exposes the ramus in the region of joint, the bony block and the zygomatic arch. The dissection was extended anteriorly and posteriorly to expose the anterior and posterior limits of bony block.
Our examination revealed the presence of an isolated, firm, 4-cm mass in the right zygomatic arch that extended to the lateral aspect of the inferior orbital rim.
In patients with two process fracture, the infra orbital rim and zygomatic buttress were the most common sites of fracture accounting 27.2%, followed by frontozygomatic and zygomatic buttress 8.6%, zygo-matic buttress and zygomatic arch 7.4% and frontozygomatic and infra orbital rim 1.2%.
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Among specific topics are monobloc frontofacial advancement, box and U-shaped osteotomies, reverse distraction to create a temporo-mandibular joint, two variations for correcting orbital floor blow-out fractures, and the closed reduction of zygomatic arch fractures.
A 5-Year Retrospective Study of Zygomatico-Orbital Complex and Zygomatic Arch Fractures in Sao Paulo State, Brazil.
the ratio between two dimensions: A (breadth of the upper ramus of the zygomatic process of the maxilla) to B (breadth of the zygomatic arch).
The animal was restrained in lateral recumbency and auriculopalpebral nerve block was undertaken at dorsal border of zygomatic arch with 2% Lignocaine hydrochloride.
Zygomatic air cell defect (ZACD) or pneumatized articular eminence has been described as an extended area of squamous cells in the root of the zygomatic arch and in the temporal part of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (1).
Therefore, the importance of complementary image exams to assist in reaching a correct diagnosis is evident, particularly in the relation between the abnormal coronoid process and the zygomatic arch, given that it is the most frequent case of mandibular hypomobility.