(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
zygomatic (comparative more zygomatic, superlative most zygomatic)
Of, relating to, or located in the area of the zygoma.
zygomatic (plural zygomatics)
(anatomy) The cheekbone
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
30 May 2023
(adjective) bound with chains; “enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones”; “prisoners in chains”
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