(Mal"o*nate) a. (Chem.) A salt of malonic acid.
(Ma*lon"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid produced artifically as a white
crystalline substance, CH2.(CO2H)2, and so called because obtained by the oxidation of malic acid.
(Mal"o*nyl) n. [Malonic + -yl.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon radical, CH2.(CO)2, from malonic acid.
(||Mal*pi"ghi*a) n. [NL. See Malpighian.] (Bot.) A genus of tropical American shrubs with
opposite leaves and small white or reddish flowers. The drupes of Malpighia urens are eaten under the
name of Barbadoes cherries.
(Mal*pi`ghi*a"ceous) a. (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of tropical
trees and shrubs some of them climbing plants, and their stems forming many of the curious lianes of
South American forests.
Malpighian capsules or corpuscles, the globular dilatations, containing the glomeruli or Malpighian
tufts, at the extremities of the urinary tubules of the kidney. Malpighian corpuscles of the spleen,
masses of adenoid tissue connected with branches of the splenic artery.
(Mal*pi"ghi*an) a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Marcello Malpighi, an Italian
anatomist of the 17th century.
(Mal`po*si"tion) n. [Mal- + position.] A wrong position.
(Mal*prac"tice) n. [Mal- + practice.] Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary
to established rules; specifically, the treatment of a case by a surgeon or physician in a manner which is
contrary to accepted rules and productive of unfavorable results. [Written also malepractice.]
(Malt) n. [AS. mealt; akin to D. mout, G. malz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. malt, and E. melt. &radic108.
See Melt.] Barley or other grain, steeped in water and dried in a kiln, thus forcing germination until the
saccharine principle has been evolved. It is used in brewing and in the distillation of whisky.
Malt liquor, an alcoholic liquor, as beer, ale, porter, etc., prepared by fermenting an infusion of malt. - -
Malt dust, fine particles of malt, or of the grain used in making malt; used as a fertilizer. " Malt dust
consists chiefly of the infant radicle separated from the grain." Sir H. Davy. Malt floor, a floor for
drying malt. Malt house, or Malthouse, a house in which malt is made. Malt kiln, a heated
chamber for drying malt.
(Malt), a. Relating to, containing, or made with, malt.
(Malt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malted: p. pr. & vb. n. Malting.] To make into malt; as, to malt barley.
(Malt), v. i. To become malt; also, to make grain into malt. Mortimer.
(Mal"ta*lent) n. [F. See Malice, and Talent.] Ill will; malice. [Obs.] Rom. of R. Spenser.
Maltese cat (Zoöl.), a mouse- colored variety of the domestic cat. Maltese cross. See Illust. 5,
of Cross. Maltese dog (Zoöl.), a breed of small terriers, having long silky white hair. The breed
originated in Malta.
(Mal*tese") a. Of or pertaining to Malta or to its inhabitants. n. sing. & pl. A native or
inhabitant of Malta; the people of Malta.
(||Mal"tha) n. [L., fr. Gr. ma`lqa.]
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