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malar

[mey-ler] /ˈmeɪ lər/ Anatomy
adjective
1.
of or relating to the cheek or zygomatic bone.
noun
2.
Also, malar bone. zygomatic bone.
Origin of malar
1775-1785
1775-85; < New Latin mālāris of, pertaining to the cheek, equivalent to Latin māl(a) cheek, jaw (see maxilla) + -āris -ar1
Related forms
intermalar, adjective

Mälar

[mey-ler, -lahr] /ˈmeɪ lər, -lɑr/
noun
1.
Lake, a lake in S Sweden, extending W from Stockholm. 440 sq. mi. (1140 sq. km).
Swedish Mälaren
[me-lah-ruh n] /ˈmɛ lɑ rən/ (Show IPA)
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Examples from the Web for malar
Historical Examples
  • In the ox and the sheep, it articulates with a process of the malar bone.

  • And in the malar Lake the bays correspond 50 to the capes in Seeland.

  • The malar bone, and the os unguis or lachrymal, are more or less developed according to the species considered.

  • Be this as it may, the breadth in the malar portion of the face is a remarkable feature in the Kaffre physiognomy.

  • Nor is the malar bone a guide, for this might easily be mistaken for the tuberosity of the ischium, or even for the shoulder.

    A System of Midwifery

    Edward Rigby
  • When a separate antorbital vacuity exists, it is bordered by the maxillary bone in front, and by the malar bone behind.

    Dragons of the Air H. G. Seeley
  • The lower arch includes the malar bone, which is in front in the single arch of mammals.

    Dragons of the Air H. G. Seeley
  • In Dimorphodon the malar bone is entirely removed from the quadrate, but in Pterodactylus it meets its articular end.

    Dragons of the Air H. G. Seeley
  • The malar always extends back to form part of the glenoid cavity.

  • As in that animal, the malar bone is bifid posteriorly, and between the bifurcation is embraced the process of the squamosal.

British Dictionary definitions for malar

malar

/ˈmeɪlə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the cheek or cheekbone
noun
2.
Also called malar bone another name for zygomatic bone
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin mālāris, from Latin māla jaw
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malar in Medicine

malar ma·lar (mā'lər, -lär')
adj.
Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek. n.
The cheekbone.

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