Arch, zygomatic


Arch, 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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  • Zygomatic arch — Zygomatic yg o*mat ic (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. zygomatique.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma. [1913 Webster] {Zygomatic arch}, the arch of bone beneath the orbit, formed in most mammals by the union of the malar, or jugal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zygomatic — yg o*mat ic (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. zygomatique.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma. [1913 Webster] {Zygomatic arch}, the arch of bone beneath the orbit, formed in most mammals by the union of the malar, or jugal, with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zygomatic process — Zygomatic yg o*mat ic (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. zygomatique.] (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma. [1913 Webster] {Zygomatic arch}, the arch of bone beneath the orbit, formed in most mammals by the union of the malar, or jugal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zygomatic arch — n. Anat. a bony arch on either side of the face just below the eye in many vertebrates, consisting of a zygomatic bone having a process that fuses with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone …   English World dictionary

  • zygomatic process — n 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • zygomatic bone — n. Anat. a bone of the zygomatic arch on either side of the face, forming the prominence of each cheek; cheekbone: see SKULL …   English World dictionary

  • zygomatic process — n. Anat. any of several bony processes that form part of the zygomatic arch …   English World dictionary

  • zygomatic fossa — noun The lower part of the fossa bridged over by the zygomatic arch • • • Main Entry: ↑zygoma …   Useful english dictionary

  • zygomatic muscles — plural noun Two muscles, major and minor, extending from the zygomatic arch • • • Main Entry: ↑zygoma …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zygomatic bone — Bone: Zygomatic bone Left zygomatic bone in situ …   Wikipedia

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