|any of the lower five ribs on either side of the body which are not directly attached to the sternum|
|a bone on each side of the face below the eye, forming the prominence of the cheek; cheekbone.|
malleus mal·le·us (māl'ē-əs)
n. pl. mal·le·i (māl'ē-ī')
The hammer-shaped bone that is the outermost of the three auditory ossicles, articulating with the body of the incus. Also called hammer.
|malleus (māl'ē-əs) Pronunciation Key
Plural mallei (māl'ē-ī')
The hammer-shaped bone that is the largest and outermost of the three small bones (ossicles) in the middle ear.