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malar

1

[ mey-ler ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the cheek or zygomatic bone.


noun

  1. Also malar bone. zygomatic bone.

Mälar

2

[ mey-ler, -lahr ]

noun

  1. Lake, a lake in S Sweden, extending W from Stockholm. 440 sq. mi. (1,140 sq. km).

malar

/ ˈmeɪlə /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the cheek or cheekbone


noun

  1. Also calledmalar bone another name for zygomatic bone
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Other Words From

  • inter·malar adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of malar1

1775–85; < New Latin mālāris of, pertaining to the cheek, equivalent to Latin māl ( a ) cheek, jaw ( maxilla ) + -āris -ar 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of malar1

C18: from New Latin mālāris, from Latin māla jaw
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Example Sentences

Be this as it may, the breadth in the malar portion of the face is a remarkable feature in the Kaffre physiognomy.

When a separate antorbital vacuity exists, it is bordered by the maxillary bone in front, and by the malar bone behind.

The lower arch includes the malar bone, which is in front in the single arch of mammals.

In Dimorphodon the malar bone is entirely removed from the quadrate, but in Pterodactylus it meets its articular end.

Jerdon, who has in some measure adopted these remarks, adds that the tail is more tufted, and the malar beard is well marked.

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