malar

adjective
ma·​lar | \ˈmā-lər, -ˌlär\

Definition of malar 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the cheek or the side of the head

malar

noun

Definition of malar (Entry 2 of 2)

: zygomatic bone

called also malar bone

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Also called a malar rash, the red skin looks like a sunburn. NBC News, "What is lupus? What you need to know," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of malar

Adjective

1782, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for malar

Adjective

New Latin malaris, from Latin mala jawbone, cheek

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The first known use of malar was in 1782

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malar

adjective
ma·​lar | \ˈmā-lər, -ˌlär \

Medical Definition of malar 

: of or relating to the cheek, the side of the head, or the zygomatic bone

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