• 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

In news:

Malar Gandhi, Eating Well columnist, shares the secrets of why women love chocolate along with her favorite chocolate mousse recipe.
Intraorbital erosion of a malar implant resulting in mastication-induced vision changes.
Complications of cosmetic malar augmentation are uncommon.