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lateral malleolus

 

Definition: 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 malleolus extends farther inferiorly than the medial malleolus.

Synonym(s): malleolus lateralisTA, external malleolus, extramalleolus, outer malleolus

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