One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to the cheek.‘a slight malar flush’
- ‘In patients with the malar rash of systemic lupus erythematosus, papules may be present, but pustules are rare.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘The hair growth is most often noted above the eyebrows, in the malar region, and on the lateral cheeks.’
- ‘Physical examination revealed a blue-gray hyperpigmentation of the forehead, cheeks, nose, malar regions and chin.’
- another term for zygomatic bone
- ‘Prominent malar bones are considered to be a mark of beauty and contribute to a more youthful appearance.’
- ‘They have a black patch on their throat with a whitish outline; the black extends to the malars.’
- ‘The malars are only moderately projecting, especially when compared to those of East Baltics and Ladogans.’
- ‘An anterior band is positioned over the malar bone and a posterior band is positioned adjacent to the ear.’
- ‘The other end is secured to the malar bone by rigid fixation with microplates and screws.’
Late 18th century: from modern Latin malaris, from Latin mala ‘jaw’.
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