from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small bone in vertebrates on each side of the face socket, forming the prominence of the cheek. Also called cheekbone, malar, malar bone.
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- n. The cheekbone.
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- n. the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
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