Temporal process of the the zygomatic bone

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Temporal process of the the zygomatic bone
Left zygomatic bone. Temporal surface.
Latin facies temporalis ossis zygomatici
Gray's subject #50 164
Dorlands/Elsevier f_01/12352666

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The temporal process of the zygomatic bone, directed backward and medialward, is concave, presenting medially a rough, triangular area, for articulation with the maxilla, and laterally a smooth, concave surface, the upper part of which forms the anterior boundary of the temporal fossa, the lower a part of the infratemporal fossa.

Near the center of this surface is the zygomaticotemporal foramen for the transmission of the zygomaticotemporal nerve.