malar

[mey-ler]Anatomy
noun
  1. Also malar bone. zygomatic bone.

Origin of malar

1775–85; < New Latin mālāris of, pertaining to the cheek, equivalent to Latin māl(a) cheek, jaw (see maxilla) + -āris -ar1
Related formsin·ter·ma·lar, adjective

Mälar

[mey-ler, -lahr]
noun
  1. Lake, a lake in S Sweden, extending W from Stockholm. 440 sq. mi. (1140 sq. km).
Swedish Mä·lar·en [me-lah-ruh n] /ˈmɛ lɑ rən/.
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British Dictionary definitions for malar

malar

adjective
  1. of or relating to the cheek or cheekbone
noun
  1. Also called: malar bone another name for zygomatic bone

Word Origin for malar

C18: from New Latin mālāris, from Latin māla jaw
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malar in Medicine

malar

[mālər, -lär′]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek.
n.
  1. The cheekbone.
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