Lateral process of the zygomatic bone
|Lateral process of the zygomatic bone|
|Left zygomatic bone. Malar surface.|
|Left zygomatic bone in situ.|
|Latin||facies lateralis ossis zygomatici|
|Gray's||subject #40 164|
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.