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Zygomatic arch

The slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.  Synonyms: arcus zygomaticus, zygoma.

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... of the lower jaw, the position of the condyles with respect to the plane of the teeth (on which F. Cuvier founded his classification), and in mastiffs the shape of its posterior branch; the shape of the zygomatic arch, and of the temporal fossae; the position of the occiput—all vary considerably. (1/55. F. Cuvier in 'Annales du Museum' tome 18 page 337; Godron 'De l'Espece' tome 1 page 342; and Col. H. Smith in 'Nat. Library' volume 9 page 101. See also some observations on the degeneracy of ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication - Volume I • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Zygomatic arch" :   malar bone, os zygomaticum, jugal bone, zygomatic, zygomatic bone, cheekbone, bone, malar, os, arcus zygomaticus

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