malleolus
A rounded bony prominence such as those on either side of the ankle joint. [L. dim. of malleus, hammer]
- external m. SYN: lateral m..
- inner m. SYN: medial m..
- internal m. SYN: medial m..
- lateral m. [TA] 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 m. extends farther inferiorly than the medial m.. SYN: m. lateralis [TA], external m., extramalleolus, outer m..
- m. lateralis [TA] SYN: lateral m..
- medial m. [TA] the process at the medial side of the lower end of the tibia, forming the projection of the medial side of the ankle; the medial m. lies superior to the level of the lateral m.. SYN: m. medialis [TA], inner m., internal m..
- m. medialis [TA] SYN: medial m..
- outer m. SYN: lateral m..

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mal·le·o·lus mə-'lē-ə-ləs n, pl -li -.lī an expanded projection or process at the distal extremity of each bone of the leg:
a) the expanded lower extremity of the fibula situated on the lateral side of the leg at the ankle called also external malleolus, lateral malleolus
b) a strong pyramid-shaped process of the tibia that projects distally on the medial side of its lower extremity at the ankle called also internal malleolus, medial malleolus

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n.
either of the two protuberances on each side of the ankle: the lateral malleolus at the lower end of the fibula or the medial malleolus at the lower end of the tibia.

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mal·le·o·lus (mə-leґo-ləs) gen. and pl. malleґoli [L., dim. of malleus hammer] anatomic nomenclature for a rounded process, such as the protuberance on either side of the ankle joint.

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  • Malleolus — Mal*le *o*lus, n.; pl. {Malleoli}. [L., dim. of malleus hammer.] 1. (Anat.) A projection at the distal end of each bone of the leg at the ankle joint. The malleolus of the tibia is the internal projection, that of the fibula the external. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malleŏlus — (lat.), 1) das Hämmerchen; 2) Knöchel; daher Malleolar, was sich auf die Knöchel bezieht, wie Malleolarbänder (Malleolaria ligamenta), Knöchelbänder; 3) (Bot.), Schößling; 4) (Malleolus), bei den Römern die Brandpfeile …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • malleolus — (n.) bone knob at the ankle, 1690s, from L. malleolus, dim. of malleus a hammer (see MALLET (Cf. mallet)). Anatomical use is said to date to Andreas Vesalius (1514 1564) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Malleolus — ist die Bezeichnung für einen Gelenksanteil, siehe Knöchel die lateinische Bezeichnung für einen Brandpfeil ein Cognomen in der Gens Publicia in republikanischer Zeit Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklär …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Malleŏlus — (lat., »Hämmerchen«), der Knöchel am Schien und Wadenbein, daher Malleolarbänder, soviel wie Knöchelbänder; auch soviel wie Brandpfeil; endlich als Beiname des Thomas a Kempis …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Malleolus — Malleŏlus (lat.), Hämmerchen, der Knöchel am Schien und Wadenbein …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • malleolus — [mə lē′ə ləs] n. pl. malleoli [mə lē′əlī΄] [L, dim. of malleus, a hammer: see MALLEABLE] the rounded bony protuberance on each side of the ankle joint malleolar adj …   English World dictionary

  • Malleolus — Bone: Malleolus Coronal section through right talocrural and talocalcaneal joints …   Wikipedia

  • MALLEOLUS (P.) — P. MALLEOLUS ut eum vocat Florus Livii Epitomator, vel M. Malleolus, ut placet Alexandro Neapolitano, Genial. dier. l. 1. c. 5. vel etiam Publicius, uti Paulo Orosio dicitur, l. 5. c. 1. primus apud Romanos, ob Matrem necatam, damnatus est; quod… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • malleolus — n. either of the two protuberances on each side of the ankle: the lateral malleolus at the lower end of the fibula or the medial malleolus at the lower end of the tibia …   The new mediacal dictionary

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