Bone, zygomatic
The bone that forms the prominence of the cheek. The zygomatic bone is also known as the zygoma, the zygomatic arch, malar bone, yoke bone. The word "zygomatic" comes from the Greek "zygon" meaning a yoke (as for oxen).

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