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zygomatic bone




zygomatic bone
Also called the malar bone or cheekbone, either of a pair of bones that forms the prominent part of the cheeks and contribute to the orbits. The zygomatic arch is the horizontal arch of bone on either side of the face, just below the eyes, formed by connected processes of the zygomatic and temporal bones. See skull.


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Source: State University of New York