zygomatic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj zygomatic of or relating to the cheek region of the face
    • n zygomatic the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Zygomatic (Anat) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • zygomatic In zoology and anatomy, of or pertaining to the malar or jugal bone, or this bone and its connections; constituting or entering into the formation of the zygoma; jugal.
    • zygomatic the zygomaticofacial, or malar, running between the orbital aud anterior surfaces;
    • zygomatic the zygomaticotemporal, or temporal, running between the orbital and temporal surfaces.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. zygomatique,

Usage

In literature:

The arch formed by the malar bone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
In sixteen the zygomatic processes were unequal and very prominent.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The face is long, moderately broad, and the zygomatic arches are seldom prominent.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
The coronoid process is displaced below and behind the zygomatic (malar) bone, and may be felt through the mouth.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The zygomatic bar in each genus is stout, laterally compressed, and dorsally convex on both upper and lower margins.
"The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles" by Richard C. Fox
Zygomatic processes of jugal bones thick and massive.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Zygomatic arch of skull complete.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
In sixteen cases the zygomatic processes were unequal and very prominent.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
The cheekbones and zygomatic arch are prominent, and a degree of prognathism is prevalent.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss
Specimens from Bedrock have zygomatic arches that are heavy anteriorly.
"Geographic Variation in the Pocket Gopher, Thomys bottae, in Colorado" by Phillip M. Youngman
As yet there is no clear evidence that reduction of the zygomatic arch is of adaptive value.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
In the horse, it articulates with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
The zygomatic process is apt to be prominent, in keeping with the heaviness of the upper jaw.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
Why, if he had asked me, I could have told him what a zygomatic zoophagan is; but he never asked me.
"Half-Hours with Jimmieboy" by John Kendrick Bangs
The zygomatic arch is complete, but there is no downward process as in the Sloths.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Moreover, the zygomatic arches of the skull are reduced to mere threads.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
The zygomatic process is well developed.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
The zygomatic process is well developed.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
Differences in zygomatic breadth owing to the degree of bowing are an aid in differentiating subspecies.
"North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)" by Philip H. Krutzsch
This is especially true of the zygomatic division of the deep masseter, which inserts on the angular process.
"Evolution and Classification of the Pocket Gophers of the Subfamily Geomyinae" by Robert J. Russell
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In news:

Myofibroma of the zygomatic bone in an older child: A case report.
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