noun, plural mal·le·o·li [muh-lee-uh-lahy]. /məˈli əˌlaɪ/. Anatomy.
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Origin of malleolus
Example sentences from the Web for malleolus
The talus is felt in front of the tibia, and the malleoli appear to be displaced backwards and to lie nearer the sole.
In all these injuries the body of the talus loses its normal relationship with the malleoli.
Examples of this are fractures of the internal or external malleoli, following forcible eversion or inversion of the foot.
In the majority of cases there is an accompanying fracture of either one or both malleoli or of the shaft of the fibula.
If there is extensive comminution of the os calcis or astragalus, the malleoli may be a little lower than normal.