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zygomatic bone

noun

Definition of zygomatic bone

  1. :  a bone of the face below the eye that in mammals forms part of the zygomatic arch and part of the orbit —called also cheekbone



1709

First Known Use of zygomatic bone

1709


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zygomatic bone

noun

Medical Definition of zygomatic bone

  1. :  a bone of the side of the face below the eye that in mammals forms part of the zygomatic arch and part of the orbit and articulates with the temporal, sphenoid, and frontal bones and with the maxilla of the upper jaw—called also cheekbone, jugal, malar bone, zygoma



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