: 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 WebOtto 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.
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: 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