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malar

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Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪlə
 
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Definition of malar in English:

adjective

Anatomy & Medicine
Relating to the cheek: a slight malar flush
More example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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(also malar bone) another term for zygomatic bone.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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