Definition of zygomatic bone in English:

zygomatic bone


  • The bone that forms the prominent part of the cheek and the outer side of the eye socket.

    ‘An enlarged hamulus may articulate with the maxillary process of the zygomatic bone.’
    • ‘The most effective but extremely painful procedure is said to be facial bone contouring, which literally sculpts and trims the zygomatic bone to create a thinner face.’
    • ‘The infraorbital canal may be shifted laterally as far as the suture between the maxilla and zygomatic bones.’
    • ‘The zygomatic bone may or may not, with equal frequency, participate in forming the inferior orbital fissure.’


zygomatic bone

/ˌzīɡəˈmadik bōn/ /ˌzaɪɡəˈmædɪk boʊn/