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.

2.

" A layer, " a shoot partly buried in the ground, and there cut halfway through.

 

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