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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.
maltster one who makes or deals in malt.
malversation improper, unethical, or illegal behavior by persons in office, esp. public office.
malware a software code designed to perform unwanted and unauthorized actions, esp. to steal, destroy, or damage data.
mama (informal) mother.
mamba any of several poisonous snakes found in the African tropics, esp. a black or green tree snake.
mambo a Latin American dance similar to the rhumba. [3 definitions]
mammal any of the vertebrate animals that feed their babies with milk from the female mammary glands and usu. produce live young, as opposed to laying eggs.
mammalogy the branch of zoology concerned with mammals.