Lateral process of the zygomatic bone
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|Lateral process of the zygomatic bone|
Left zygomatic bone. Malar surface.
Left zygomatic bone in situ.
|Latin||facies lateralis ossis zygomatici|
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.
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