Malleate meaning

(malacology, of a shell) Having a surface with shallow round indentations, resembling copper that has been hammered.
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(zoology) Possessing or resembling a malleus, or another structure shaped like a hammer.
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(rare) To beat into shape with a hammer.
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Origin of malleate

  • From Latin malleātus, perfect passive participle of *malleō (“beat with a hammer”), related to malleus (“a hammer, mallet”).

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