malar

[ mey-ler ]
/ ˈmeɪ lər /
Anatomy

adjective

of or relating to the cheek or zygomatic bone.

noun

Also malar bone. zygomatic bone.

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Origin of malar

1775–85; < New Latin mālāris of, pertaining to the cheek, equivalent to Latin māl(a) cheek, jaw (see maxilla) + -āris -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM malar

in·ter·ma·lar, adjective

Definition for malar (2 of 2)

Mälar
[ mey-ler, -lahr ]
/ ˈmeɪ lər, -lɑr /

noun

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
/ (ˈmeɪlə) /

adjective

of or relating to the cheek or cheekbone

noun

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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Medical definitions for malar

malar
[ mālər, -lär′ ]

adj.

Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek.

n.

The cheekbone.
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