malleolar

[ muh-lee-uh-ler ]
/ məˈli ə lər /

adjective Anatomy.

pertaining to a malleolus.

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Origin of malleolar

First recorded in 1835–45; malleol(us) + -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM malleolar

in·ter·mal·le·o·lar, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for malleolar

  • The tibia is occasionally broken at its middle and lower thirds, but malleolar fractures are not common.

    Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
  • As example, the ankle joint; the majority of the typical supramalleolar, malleolar, and spiral fractures of the tibia and fibula.