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cheekbone, zygomatic bone, zygomatic, malar, malar bone, jugal bone, os zygomaticumnoun
the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
The small prominent bone of the cheek.
Etymology: From chekbon, from ceacban, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from cheek and bone.
I cut afterwards into the tumour, and felt the slug: it lay partly under the os jugale, or cheekbone. Richard Wiseman.
In the human skull, the zygomatic bone (from Ancient Greek: ζῠγόν, romanized: zugón, lit. 'yoke'), also called cheekbone or malar bone, is a paired irregular bone which articulates with the maxilla, the temporal bone, the sphenoid bone and the frontal bone. It is situated at the upper and lateral part of the face and forms the prominence of the cheek, part of the lateral wall and floor of the orbit, and parts of the temporal fossa and the infratemporal fossa. It presents a malar and a temporal surface; four processes (the frontosphenoidal, orbital, maxillary, and temporal), and four borders.
A type of bone on the face.
WE are blessed to have our cheekbones.
Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020
The numerical value of cheekbone in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of cheekbone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- عظم وجنيArabic
- pòmulCatalan, Valencian
- lícní kostCzech
- Jochbein, WangenknochenGerman
- zigomo, vangostoEsperanto
- tulang pipi, zigoma, pasu-pasu, tulang bercagakMalay
- zigomático, zigomaPortuguese
- okben, kindknota, kindbenSwedish
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