Definition of malar in English:


(also malar bone)

Pronunciation /ˈmālər/ /ˈmeɪlər/


Anatomy Medicine
  • Relating to the cheek.

    ‘a slight malar flush’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Are some people better candidates for malar augmentation?’
    • ‘In patients with the malar rash of systemic lupus erythematosus, papules may be present, but pustules are rare.’


another term for zygomatic bone
‘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.’
  • ‘The malars are only moderately projecting, especially when compared to those of East Baltics and Ladogans.’
  • ‘They have a black patch on their throat with a whitish outline; the black extends to the malars.’


Late 18th century from modern Latin malaris, from Latin mala ‘jaw’.