Mal- means: A prefix in composition denoting ill,or evil, F. male, adv., fr. malus, bad, ill. In some words it has the form male-, as in malediction, malevolent. See Malice.
Mala means: Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.
Malabar means: A region in the western part of the Peninsula of India, between the mountains and the sea.
Malacatune means: See Melocoton.
Malacca means: A town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula.
Malachite means: Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.
Malacissant means: Softening; relaxing.
Malacissation means: The act of making soft or supple.
Malacobdella means: A genus of nemertean worms, parasitic in the gill cavity of clams and other bivalves. They have a large posterior sucker, like that of a leech. See Illust. of Bdellomorpha.
Malacoderm means: One of a tribe of beetles (Malacodermata), with a soft and flexible body, as the fireflies.
Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.
Zythepsary means: A brewery.
Zythem means: See Zythum.
Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.
Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
Zymose means: Invertin.
Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.
Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.
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