zygomatic arch


Definition of zygomatic arch

: the arch of bone that extends along the front or side of the skull beneath the orbit

Examples of zygomatic arch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Otto related one play in which Packers linebacker Ray Nitschke shattered his helmet and facemask, breaking his nose, cheekbone and zygomatic arch and detaching his left retina, leaving Otto blind in one eye for six months. SI.com, "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of zygomatic arch

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Zygomatic arch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygomatic%20arch. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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Medical Definition of zygomatic arch

: the arch of bone that extends along the front or side of the skull beneath the orbit and that is formed by the union of the temporal process of the zygomatic bone in front with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone behind

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