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mastitis an inflammation of the breast or udder.
masto- breast.
mastodon any of a number of extinct mammals of about two million years ago that were large and resembled the elephant.
mastoid of or pertaining to the lower portion of the bone behind the ear in humans and other vertebrates. [3 definitions]
mastoiditis inflammation of the air cells in the mastoid bone at the base of the skull.
masturbate to excite one's own genitals to reach orgasm. [2 definitions]
masturbation the excitation of one's own or another's genital organs to cause orgasm, esp. by manual stimulation.
mat1 a piece of material, esp. a strong carpet fabric such as wool, that is used as a covering to protect a floor or other surface. [7 definitions]
mat2 a piece of cardboard or other stiff material that acts as a frame for a picture or as a border between a picture and its frame. [2 definitions]
mat3 variant of matte.
matador the person who fights and attempts to kill the bull with a sword in a bullfight.
match1 a slender strip of wood or cardboard with a combustible material on the end that is ignited by friction.
match2 a person or thing that is identical to or like another. [9 definitions]
matchbook a small, usu. cardboard folder containing rows of matches.
matchbox a small cardboard box that holds matches.
matchless1 being unsurpassed; without peer.
matchless2 having no match or matches to light a fire. [2 definitions]
matchlock an old type of gunlock in which the powder charge was ignited by a slow-burning match. [2 definitions]
matchmaker a person who introduces men and women to each other in the hope that they will marry. [2 definitions]
match play a type of golf competition in which each side scores a point for each hole won, regardless of the total number of strokes. (Cf. medal play.)
match point the final point that must be scored to win a match, esp. in tennis.