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[muh-lee-uh-ler] /məˈli ə lər/
adjective, Anatomy.
pertaining to a malleolus.
Origin of malleolar
First recorded in 1835-45; malleol(us) + -ar1
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intermalleolar, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The tibia is occasionally broken at its middle and lower thirds, but malleolar fractures are not common.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix
  • As example, the ankle joint; the majority of the typical supramalleolar, malleolar, and spiral fractures of the tibia and fibula.

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