Definitions for: Mala


[n] the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek



Webster (1913) Definition: Ma"la, n.; pl. of Malum. [L.]
Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.

Mala in se [L.] (Law), offenses which are such from their
own nature, at common law, irrespective of statute.

Mala prohibita [L.] (Law), offenses prohibited by statute,
as distinguished from mala in se, which are offenses at
common law.

Synonyms: cheekbone, jugal bone, malar bone, os zygomaticum, zygomatic bone

See Also: arcus zygomaticus, bone, jugal point, jugale, os, skull, zygoma, zygomatic arch, zygomatic process

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