Definition of malar in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪlə


Anatomy & Medicine
  • Relating to the cheek: a slight malar flush
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    • Physical examination revealed a blue-gray hyperpigmentation of the forehead, cheeks, nose, malar regions and chin.
    • The hair growth is most often noted above the eyebrows, in the malar region, and on the lateral cheeks.
    • A 40-year-old man presented with erythematous and lavender nodules, as well as ulcerations on the nasal and malar areas of his face.


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  • (also malar bone) another term for zygomatic bone.
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    • An anterior band is positioned over the malar bone and a posterior band is positioned adjacent to the ear.
    • Prominent malar bones are considered to be a mark of beauty and contribute to a more youthful appearance.
    • The other end is secured to the malar bone by rigid fixation with microplates and screws.


late 18th century: from modern Latin malaris, from Latin mala 'jaw'.

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