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Relating to one or both malleoli.
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Relating to one or both malleoli.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(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.
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The sphenomandibular and malleolar anterior ligaments only can be tensed in a position of marked over-closure also stretching the ossicular position, explaining the increase of tinnitus in exaggerated intermaxilar positions.
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