Lateral process of the zygomatic bone

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Lateral process of the zygomatic bone
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Left zygomatic bone. Malar surface.
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Left zygomatic bone in situ.
Details
Latin facies lateralis ossis zygomatici
Identifiers
Gray's p.164
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_01/12352106
TA A02.1.14.002
FMA FMA:59219
Anatomical terminology

The lateral process of the zygomatic bone (or malar) is convex and perforated near its center by a small aperture, the zygomaticofacial foramen, for the passage of the zygomaticofacial nerve and vessels; below this foramen is a slight elevation, which gives origin to the Zygomaticus.