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- n. One of several small subcutaneous facial muscles arising from or in relation with the zygoma.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several small subcutaneous muscles arising from or in relation with the zygoma, or malar bone.
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Without the help of the epicranius, zygomaticus, triangurlis, quadratus labii, buccinator and platysma, Little Red Riding Hood would have been little more than a silhouette through closed eyelids.
The Zygomatic Process (processus zygomaticus; malar process).
The Zygomatic Nerve (n. zygomaticus; temporomalar nerve; orbital nerve) arises in the pterygopalatine fossa, enters the orbit by the inferior orbital fissure, and divides at the back of that cavity into two branches, zygomaticotemporal and zygomaticofacial.
 These consist of the levator labii superioris alæque nasi, the levator labii proprius, the malaris, and the zygomaticus minor, or little zygomatic.
When the zygomaticus major muscles in our cheeks contract, they draw up the corners of our mouths.
We think of them as signifying happiness, and indeed, researchers do find that the more intensely people contract their zygomaticus major muscles, the happier they say they feel.
When our smiles are false, the corners of the mouth are drawn toward the ears by the zygomaticus major, which stretches from the corner of the mouth to the cheekbone.
(_zygomaticus major_,) and which I could not hold back from making a little movement on its own account.
(zygomaticus major,) and which I could not hold back from making a little movement on its own account.
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