Descrição

The zygomaticofacial branch (ramus zygomaticofacialis; malar branch) of the zygomatic nerve passes along the infero-lateral angle of the orbit, emerges upon the face through a foramen in the zygomatic bone, and, perforating the Orbicularis oculi, supplies the skin on the prominence of the cheek.

It joins with the facial nerve and with the inferior palpebral branches of the maxillary.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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