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malleable capable of being shaped, as by hammering or rolling. [2 definitions]
mallet a hammer, usu. wooden, with a short handle and a large cylindrical head, mainly used to drive a chisel or wedge, or to flatten something without damaging its surface. [3 definitions]
malleus the outermost and largest of the three small bones in the middle ear of mammals.
mallow any of several related plants whose anthers grow in a tube, and that have hairy stems, lobed or dissected leaves, and bear purple, pink, or white flowers.
malmsey a strong, flavorful sweet wine made on the island of Madeira.
malnourished poorly or improperly nourished.
malnourishment the lack of enough or appropriate nourishment; malnutrition.
malnutrition poor or inadequate nutrition.
malocclusion faulty closure of the upper and lower teeth.
malodorous having an unpleasant smell.
malpractice improper professional conduct due to incompetence, negligence, or unethical methods, esp. such conduct leading to injury or loss by a medical patient or a client of a lawyer.
malt sprouted grain, esp. barley, used mainly in brewing and distilling. [5 definitions]
Malta a Mediterranean island south of Sicily. [2 definitions]
malted milk a powdered mixture consisting mostly of dried milk and malted cereals, or a beverage made of this.
Maltese of or pertaining to Malta or its people, culture, language, or the like. [5 definitions]
Maltese cross a figure or emblem of a cross having four arms equal in length and increasing in width outward, usu. with an indentation in each end.
malt extract a sweet, sticky substance obtained from soaking malt in water, used esp. as a health food.
Malthusian of or relating to the theory of Malthus that population increases faster than the food supply, with disastrous results, unless the population is decreased by natural calamities or sexual restraint. [2 definitions]
malt liquor fermented beer or ale made from malt.
maltose a water-soluble sugar formed by malt enzymes acting on starch, used in brewing and distilling, as a nutrient or sweetener in foods, and in culture media.
maltreat to treat badly, esp. with physical abuse.