zygomatic bone

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zygomatic bone was in 1709

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“Zygomatic bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygomatic%20bone. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

zygomatic bone

noun
: 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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