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malleolar

[ muh-lee-uh-ler ]

adjective

, Anatomy.
  1. pertaining to a malleolus.


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Other Words From

  • inter·mal·leo·lar adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of malleolar1

First recorded in 1835–45; malleol(us) + -ar 1

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Example Sentences

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

This variety is very unsightly and disabling; it is treated by supra-malleolar osteotomy of the tibia and fibula.

As example, the ankle joint; the majority of the typical supramalleolar, malleolar, and spiral fractures of the tibia and fibula.

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