- of or relating to the cheek or zygomatic bone.
- Also malar bone. zygomatic bone.
Origin of malar
- 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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Examples from the Web for malar
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 Younger Edda
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.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies
Robert Gordon Latham
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
- of or relating to the cheek or cheekbone
- Also called: malar bone another name for zygomatic bone
C18: from New Latin mālāris, from Latin māla jaw
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- Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek.
- The cheekbone.
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