zygomatic process

noun

: any of several bony processes that enter into or strengthen the zygomatic arch

Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zygomatic process was in 1741

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“Zygomatic process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygomatic%20process. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

zygomatic process

noun
: any of several bony processes that articulate with the zygomatic bone: as
a
: a long slender process of the temporal bone helping to form the zygomatic arch
b
: a narrow process of the frontal bone articulating with the zygomatic bone
c
: a rough triangular eminence of the maxilla of the upper jaw articulating with the zygomatic bone
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