It forms part of the lateral wall and floor of the orbit. It is an even and irregular bone.
It presents the following structures: malar, orbital, temporal faces; frontal, temporal and maxillary processes and four edges.
Malar Face – convex; has a foramen (zygomaticofacial foramen) that serves for the passage of zygomaticofacial nerve and vessels
Temporal face – concave
Orbital Face – forms part of the floor and lateral wall of the orbit
Temporal Process of the Zygomatic Bone
Zygomatic Process of the Temporal Bone
| ZYGOMATIC - SIDE VIEW|
|Source: NETTER, Frank H.. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 2nd edition Porto Alegre: Artmed, 2000.|
Frontal Process – articulates with the frontal
Maxillary Process – articulates with the maxilla
Temporal Process - articulates with the temporal
| ZYGOMATIC (orange) ASSOCIATED WITH FACE BONES|
|Source: SOBOTTA, Johannes. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 21 ed. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2000.|