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Medical Term:

zygomatic bone


Definition: a quadrilateral bone that forms the prominence of the cheek, the lateral wall and margin of the orbit, and the anterior two thirds of the zygomatic arch; it articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones.

Synonym(s): os zygomaticumTA, cheek bone1, jugal bone, mala2, malar bone, os malare, yoke bone, zygoma1

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