Relating to the zygomatic bone and the face.

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zy·go·mat·i·co·fa·cial .zī-gə-.mat-i-kō-'fā-shəl adj
1) of, relating to, or being the branch of the zygomatic nerve that supplies the skin of the prominent part of the cheek
2) of, relating to, or being a foramen in the zygomatic bone that gives passage to the zygomaticofacial branch of the zygomatic nerve

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zy·go·mat·i·co·fa·cial (zi″go-mat″ĭ-ko-faґshəl) pertaining to the zygomatic arch, process, or bone and the face.

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