Definition of malar in English:



Anatomy Medicine
  • Relating to the cheek.

    ‘a slight malar flush’
    • ‘The hair growth is most often noted above the eyebrows, in the malar region, and on the lateral cheeks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Physical examination revealed a blue-gray hyperpigmentation of the forehead, cheeks, nose, malar regions and chin.’
    • ‘Are some people better candidates for malar augmentation?’


  • another term for zygomatic bone
    • ‘The other end is secured to the malar bone by rigid fixation with microplates and screws.’
    • ‘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.’


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