ZYGOMATIC

zygomatic

(adjective) of or relating to the cheek region of the face

cheekbone, zygomatic bone, zygomatic, malar, malar bone, jugal bone, os zygomaticum

(noun) the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

zygomatic (comparative more zygomatic, superlative most zygomatic)

Of, relating to, or located in the area of the zygoma.

Noun

zygomatic (plural zygomatics)

(anatomy) The cheekbone

Source: Wiktionary


Zyg`o*mat"ic, a. Etym: [Cf. F. zygomatique.] (Anat.)

Definition: Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma. Zygomatic arch, the arch of bone beneath the orbit, formed in most mammals by the union of the malar, or jugal, with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone. In the lower vertebrates other bones may help to form it, and there may be two arches on each side of the skull, as in some reptiles.

– Zygomatic process, a process of the temporal or squamosal bone helping to form the zygomatic arch.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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