Definition of Malar bone

1. Noun. The arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek.

Definition of Malar bone

1. Noun. The cheekbone. ¹

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Medical Definition of Malar bone

1. A quadrilateral bone which forms the prominence of the cheek; it articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bone. Synonym: os zygomaticum, cheek bone, jugal bone, mala, malar bone, os malare, yoke bone, zygoma. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malar Bone

malar arch
malar bone (current term)
malar flush
malar fold
malar foramen
malar lymph node
malar node
malar point
malar process
malaria comatosa
malaria mosquito
malaria mosquitos
malaria parasite
malaria vaccines
malariae malaria

Literary usage of Malar bone

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Externally they terminate in the external angular process, which articulates with the malar bone. This arched ridge is sharper and more defined in its outer ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"Temporal Process of malar bone. both sexes jt js not men. tioned in any work with which we are familiar, and is worthy of further notice since it has been ..."

3. The Treatment of fractures: With Notes Upon a Few Common Dislocations by Charles Locke Scudder (1915)
"FRACTURES OF THE malar bone Examination.—Palpation of the malar bone is somewhat difficult. The best method of doing it is to stand behind the sitting ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The malar bone is a quadrangular bone, situated at the upper and outer part of the face. It forms the prominence of the cheek, part of the outer wall and ..."

5. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"... process of the frontal to which it is joined by a ligament (orbital ligament). The other, zygomatic process (c] of the malar bone, extends ven- ..."

6. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"irgin of the orbit for a short distance at the root of the nasal pro- . externally it is bounded by the rough surface for the malar bone. ..."

7. A Practical treatise on fractures and dislocations by Frank Hastings Hamilton (1866)
"FRACTURES OF THE malar bone. to act, after the apophysis is broken, ... The malar bone has been broken twice by the first blow, and always when ..."

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