• WordNet 3.6
    • n malar the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Malar (Anat) Of or pertaining to the region of the cheek bone, or to the malar bone; jugal.
    • n malar (Anat) The cheek bone, which forms a part of the lower edge of the orbit; that arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek; also called the malar bone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • malar Of or pertaining to the cheek or cheek-bone.
    • malar Of or pertaining to the zygoma; zygomatic; jugal: as, the malar arch.
    • n malar A membrane bone or splint-bone of the side of the head of higher vertebrates, entering into the composition of the zygoma or zygomatic arch, which connects the upper jaw or other part of the face with the squamosal or other parts about the ear; the jugal or jugal bone. In most animals it is a long and slender horizontal bone, in man a short and stout quadrangular bone, the cheek-bone, forming the prominence of the cheek, entering into the composition of the orbit of the eye, and articulating not only with the temporal and superior maxillary, but also with the frontal and sphenoid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Malar mā′lar pertaining to the cheek
    • n Malar the bone which forms the prominence of the cheek
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mala, the cheek: cf. F. malaire,


In literature:

The town is situated on the shores of the Baltic Sea and the Malar lake.
"Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North" by Ida Pfeiffer
The prominence of the malar (cheek) bones.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883" by Various
The malar or cheek bones are joined to the upper jawbones, and help form the sockets of the eyes.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Associated Words: zygoma, zygomatic, buccate, buccal, malar, buccinator, meloncus, meloplasty, melitis, dimple, jugal.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
In this particular the behaviour of the malar corresponded with what was observed in the flat bones in general.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
The malar, or cheek bone.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
The steamer left the Riddarholm pier at midnight, and took her way westward up the Malar Lake to Sodertelje.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
The yellow of the throat of the eastern form does not spread out laterally over the malar region, as does that of the western lark.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Leaving the Riddarholm Quay, our route lay for the first four hours through the Malar Lake.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
The coronoid process is displaced below and behind the zygomatic (malar) bone, and may be felt through the mouth.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Be this as it may, the breadth in the malar portion of the face is a remarkable feature in the Kaffre physiognomy.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Here again he comes to the same conclusion as in the analogous case of the malar bones.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
The lower arch includes the malar bone, which is in front in the single arch of mammals.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
The ears stand almost at right angles, while the malar processes are quite prominent.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
LAURILLARD, on the abnormal division of the malar bone in man, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
In the ox and the sheep, it articulates with a process of the malar bone.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
Bursting pain in right malar bone.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Ma, Jugal or malar bone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
Frontal malar projection is also common but more often moderately so; 87 per cent show medium projection and 12 per cent are pronounced.
"A Racial Study of the Fijians" by Norman E. Gabel
The malar always extends back to form part of the glenoid cavity.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

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