Malleolus meaning

mə-lēə-ləs
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Either of the two rounded protuberances on each side of the ankle, the inner formed by a projection of the tibia and the outer by a projection of the fibula.
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The rounded, bony protuberance on each side of the ankle joint.
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Either of the two rounded protuberances on each side of the ankle, the inner formed by a projection of the tibia and the outer by a projection of the fibula.
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The bony prominence on each side of the ankle joint.
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Origin of malleolus

  • New Latin from Latin diminutive of malleus hammer melə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition