a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.
Origin of zygomatic bone
First recorded in 1700–10
Also called malar, malar bone.
Definition for malar bone (2 of 2)
[ mey-ler ]
/ ˈmeɪ lər /
of or relating to the cheek or zygomatic bone.
Also malar bone. zygomatic bone.
Origin of malar
Related formsin·ter·ma·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for malar bone (1 of 2)
/ (ˈmeɪlə) /
of or relating to the cheek or cheekbone
Also called: malar bone another name for zygomatic bone
Word Origin for malar
C18: from New Latin mālāris, from Latin māla jaw
British Dictionary definitions for malar bone (2 of 2)
either of two bones, one on each side of the skull, that form part of the side wall of the eye socket and part of the zygomatic arch; cheekboneAlso called: malar, malar bone
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Medicine definitions for malar bone (1 of 3)
Medicine definitions for malar bone (2 of 3)
[ mā′lər, -lär′ ]
Of or relating to the cheekbone or the cheek.
Medicine definitions for malar bone (3 of 3)
A quadrilateral bone that forms the cheek prominence and articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones.cheekbone jugal bone malar bone zygoma
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