Zygomatic bone



a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.
noun
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, malar bone

zygomatic bone n.
A quadrilateral bone that forms the cheek prominence and articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones. Also called cheekbone, jugal bone, malar bone, zygoma.

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