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Definition of "zygomatic bone" [zygomatic bone]

  • A small bone in vertebrates on each side of the face socket, forming the prominence of the cheek. Also called cheekbone, malar, malar bone. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "zygomatic bone" in a sentence
  • "Imagine having to have nine surgeries, including seven shoulder operations (complete tears of rotator cuffs, labrum tears), lower-back surgery for a slipped disk, fracture of zygomatic bone (under eye), a broken nose, three broken fingers, radial-nerve damage to the right forearm, a broken right toe, and a slipped disk in the neck."