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.
Latin facies lateralis ossis zygomatici
Gray's p.164
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.