Lateral Process of The Zygomatic Bone

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.

Bones of head and neck: the facial skeleton of the skull (TA A02.1.08–15, GA 2.156–177)
  • Infratemporal: Alveolar canals
  • Maxillary tuberosity
  • Orbital: Infraorbital groove
  • Infraorbital canal
Nasal: Greater palatine canal
  • Frontal process (Agger nasi, Anterior lacrimal crest)
  • Alveolar process
  • Palatine process (Incisive foramen, Incisive canals, Foramina of Scarpa, Incisive bone, Anterior nasal spine)
  • Body of maxilla
  • Maxillary sinus
  • Orbital process (Zygomatico-orbital)
  • Temporal process (Zygomaticotemporal)
  • Lateral process (Zygomaticofacial)
  • Pterygopalatine fossa
  • Pterygoid fossa
  • Horizontal plate (Posterior nasal spine)
  • Perpendicular plate (Greater palatine canal, Sphenopalatine foramen, Pyramidal process)
  • Orbital
  • Sphenoidal
  • external surface (Symphysis menti, Lingual foramen, Mental protuberance, Mental foramen, Mandibular incisive canal)
  • internal surface (Mental spine, Mylohyoid line, Sublingual fovea, Submandibular fovea)
  • Alveolar part of mandible
  • Mylohyoid groove (Mandibular canal, Lingula)
  • Mandibular foramen
  • Angle
  • Coronoid process
  • Mandibular notch
  • Condyloid process
  • Pterygoid fovea
  • Nasal bone: Internasal suture
  • Nasal foramina
  • Inferior nasal concha: Ethmoidal process
  • Maxillary process
  • Vomer: Vomer anterior
  • Synostosis vomerina
  • Vomer posterior (Wing)
  • Lacrimal: Posterior lacrimal crest
  • Lacrimal groove
  • Lacrimal hamulus


anat (c/f/k/f, u, t/p, l)/phys/devp/cell

noco/cong/tumr, sysi/epon, injr

proc, drug (M5)

Famous quotes containing the words bone and/or process:

    We as women know that there are no disembodied processes; that all history originates in human flesh; that all oppression is inflicted by the body of one against the body of another; that all social change is built on the bone and muscle, and out of the flesh and blood, of human creators.
    Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946)

    The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner’s visit to Congress—these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)