from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of three processes that articulate with the zygomatic bone, especially the process from the temporal bone that articulates to form the zygomatic arch.
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- n. A protrusion from the rest of the skull, most of it belonging to the zygomatic bone, but also contributed to by the frontal bone, maxilla and temporal bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a process of the temporal or squamosal bone helping to form the zygomatic arch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch
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Besides these indices, to which correspond groups more or less generally recognized, other points of importance for the shape of the braincap and the facial part of the skull are: the ratio of the greatest breadth of the braincap to the smallest frontal breadth (small distance between the temporal lines over the zygomatic process of the frontal bone); also the ratio of the breadth of the zygoma to the smallest breadth of the forehead, and to the breadth of the face at the two angles of the lower jaw.