(Greek: the malar bone or the arch that the malar bone forms with the other bones to which it is connected)
So named because it "yokes" the bones of the face together with those of the skull.
zygomaticofacial (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the cheek bone and the face: Because Mark was in a bad car accident, the zygomaticofacial bones were badly injured, so he had to have an operation and stay in hospital for quite a while.
zygomaticofrontal (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to the bone that forms the prominence of the cheek and the frontal bone: Jane was careful to spread the new suncream over the zygomaticofrontal parts of her face to protect her from the sun's rays.
zygomaticomaxillary (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the zygoma and the maxilla, the upper jawbone in vertebrates which is fused to the cranium or skull: When Daisy fell from her horse and injured herself badly, she was taken to hospital where the doctors diagnosed her as having a zygomaticomaxillary injury needing immediate surgery.
zygomatico-orbital (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the zygoma and the orbit, such as the bony cavity containing the eyes: Rose complained of her eyes hurting her, so when she was at the ophthalmologist's, the zygomatico-orbital areas were also examined.
zygomaticosphenoid (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the zygoma and the butterfly-shaped sphenoid bone at the base of the skull: In her biology book, Ruth saw a drawing of the zygomaticosphenoid parts of the head structure and noticed a fissure between the two sections.
zygomaticotemporal (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the bone that forms the prominence of the cheek and the temporal bone: Tina was overwhelmed with the number of bones in the skull which were explained in detail in her book, including the zygomaticotemporal ones near the temples in the head.
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