Definitions for: Zygomatic


[adj] of or relating to the cheek region of the face



Webster (1913) Definition: Zyg`o*mat"ic (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. zygomatique.]
(Anat.)
Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma.

Zygomatic arch, the arch of bone beneath the orbit, formed
in most mammals by the union of the malar, or jugal, with
the zygomatic process of the temporal bone. In the lower
vertebrates other bones may help to form it, and there may
be two arches on each side of the skull, as in some
reptiles.

Zygomatic process, a process of the temporal or squamosal
bone helping to form the zygomatic arch.


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