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malar

[ mey-ler ]
/ ˈmeɪ lər /
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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

Other definitions 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. (1,140 sq. km).
Swedish Mä·lar·en [me-lah-ruhn]. /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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for malar

malar
[ mālər, -lär′ ]

adj.
Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek.
n.
The cheekbone.
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