malleolus definition

  • noun:
    • 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.
    • The bony importance on each region of the ankle joint.
    • A projection during the distal end of each and every bone associated with the knee within rearfoot. The malleolus of tibia may be the inner projection, that of the fibula the exterior.
    • “ A layer, ” a shoot partially hidden inside ground, and there slashed halfway through.
    • In anatomy, a bony protuberance on either side of the foot.
    • In botany, a layer; a shoot bent into the ground and half divided during the bend, whence it produces roots.
    • [capitalized] In conch., a genus of bivalve shells.

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