/cheek"bohn'/, n.
1. the zygomatic bone.
2. the part of that bone below the eye forming the prominence of the cheek.
3. the area of the cheek overlying this bone.
[bef. 1000; ME chekbon, OE ceacban. See CHEEK, BONE1]

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