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zygomatic arch (zygoma) The bone at the side of the skull which forms an arch from beneath the orbit to a position toward the back of the head. It is composed of the maxilla, jugal, and squamosal bones, but may be incomplete. The main chewing (masseter) muscle is attached to the zygomatic arch.

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zygomatic arch (zygoma) (zy-goh-mat-ik) n. the horizontal arch of bone on either side of the face, just below the eyes, formed by connected processes of the zygomatic and temporal bones. See skull.

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zygoma (zy-goh-mă) n. see zygomatic arch, zygomatic bone.

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zygoma (anat.) bony arch on each side of the skull. XVII. — Gr. zúgōma, f. zugón YOKE.

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malar bone (may-ler) n. see zygomatic bone.

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zygoma See ZYGOMATIC ARCH.

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malar bone See JUGAL BONE.

Cheek bone

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