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mala

 [ma´lah]
1. cheek (def. 1).
2. zygomatic bone; see anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices. adj., adj ma´lar.

cheek

(chēk),
The side of the face forming the lateral wall of the mouth.
Synonym(s): bucca, gena, mala (1)
[A. S. ceáce]

mala

/ma·la/ (ma´lah) [L.]
1. cheek.
2. zygomatic bone.

mala

/ma·la/ (mŭ´lah) [Sanskrit] in ayurveda, waste products of the body formed during metabolism, including urine, feces, mucus, and sweat.

mala

Anatomy
(1) Cheek; bucca [NA6]. 
(2) Zygomatic bone; os zygomaticum [NA6].
 
Ayurvedic medicine
Any waste product—e.g., sweat, urine, faeces—which is studied as part of an ayurvedic diagnostic workup.

cheek

(chēk)
The side of the face forming the lateral wall of the mouth.
Synonym(s): bucca, gena, mala (1) .
[A. S. ceáce]

zy·go·mat·ic bone

(zī'gō-mat'ik bōn) [TA]
A quadrilateral bone that forms the prominence of the cheek; it articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones.
Synonym(s): os zygomaticum [TA] , jugal bone, mala (2) , malar bone, zygoma (1) .

cheek

(chēk)
Side of face forming lateral wall of the mouth.
Synonym(s): bucca, mala (1) .
[A. S. ceáce]

zy·go·mat·ic bone

(zī'gō-mat'ik bōn) [TA]
Quadrilateral bone that forms prominence of cheek, lateral wall and margin of orbit, and anterior two thirds of zygomatic arch; it articulates with the frontal, sphenoid, temporal, and maxillary bones.
Synonym(s): cheek bone (1) , mala (2) , malar bone, zygoma (1) .

mala

the cheek or cheek bone.
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