external malleolus

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Related to external malleolus: internal malleolus, outer malleolus, Tibial malleolus

lat·er·al mal·le·o·lus

the process at the lateral side of the lower end of the fibula, forming the projection of the lateral part of the ankle; the lateral malleolus extends farther inferiorly than the medial malleolus.

external malleolus

Etymology: L, externus, outward, malleolus, little hammer
a rounded bony prominence on either side of the ankle joint. Also called malleolus fibulae.


(mal-e'o-lus) plural.malleoli [L. malleolus, little hammer]
The protuberance on both sides of the ankle joint; the lower extremity of the fibula is the lateral malleolus and lower end of the tibia is the medial malleolus. malleolar (-o-lar), adjective

external malleolus

Lateral malleolus.

lateral malleolus

Process on outer edge of fibula at lower end.
Synonym: external malleolus

medial malleolus

Round process on inner edge of tibia at lower end.