from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The zygomatic bone.
- n. The zygomatic arch.
- n. The zygomatic process.
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- n. The cheekbone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The jugal, malar, or cheek bone.
- n. The zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
- n. The whole zygomatic arch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bony arch or arcade of the cheek, formed by the malar or jugal bone and its connections: socalled because it serves to connect bones of the face with those of the skull about the ear.
- n. The malar or jugal bone itself, without its connections.
- n. The cavity under the zygomatic process of the temporal bone; the zygomatic fossa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone
You could see the compensation in the heavier malar bone and much more developed zygoma.
The temporal artery, as it ascends over the root of the zygoma, may be compressed effectually against this bony point.
Aperture of _entry_ (Mauser), just external to the centre of the right eyebrow; _exit_, above the centre of the right zygoma.
_Entry_ behind left ear, just above posterior root of zygoma; gutter fracture; bullet retained within skull.
_Entry_, immediately above zygoma; the bullet passed through the temporal fossa, fractured the neck of the mandible, traversed the mastoid process, and emerged at the lower margin of the hairy scalp, 1 inch from the median line.
_Entry_ (Mauser), over the centre of the right zygoma; the bullet traversed the right orbit, nose, and left orbit.
The bullet passed onwards through the base of the skull, crossing the external auditory meatus, fracturing the zygoma and probably the condyle of the mandible, and eventually lodged beneath the masseter muscle.
In another patient a bullet entered above the right zygoma and traversed the orbits, without wounding the globes.
In front of the ear, lies the zygoma, one of the most marked and important landmarks to the touch, and in lean persons to the eye.
The pulsation of the _temporal_ artery can be felt in front of the ear, between the zygoma and the ear.