from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. The bony prominence on each side of the ankle joint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. “ A layer, ” a shoot partly buried in the ground, and there cut halfway through.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a bony protuberance on either side of the ankle.
- n. In botany, a layer; a shoot bent into the ground and half divided at the bend, whence it emits roots.
- n. [capitalized] In conch., a genus of bivalve shells.
New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of malleus, hammer; see melə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)