malleate (comparative more malleate, superlative most malleate)
- (zoology) Possessing or resembling a malleus, or another structure shaped like a hammer.
- 2009, James H. Thorp & Alan P. Covich (eds.), Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd ed., page 181
- Malleate trophi are present in such common rotifers as Brachionus, Keratella, and Lecane.
- (malacology, of a shell) Having a surface with shallow round indentations, resembling copper that has been hammered.
- 1919, Henry Augustus Pilsbry, "A Review of the Land Mollusks of the Belgian Congo", Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 40: 313
- The spire has stronger rib-striæ than C. bequaerti; last whorl finely and closely malleate, with several weak spiral threads.
(zoology) possessing or resembling a malleus
(malacology) having a surface with shallow round indentations
malleate (third-person singular simple present malleates, present participle malleating, simple past and past participle malleated)
- (rare) To beat into shape with a hammer.
- 1878, James Milleson, The Embryonic System of Nature, page 12
- Man is a mechanic, and works beautiful forms out of natural organisms. He cuts, bores, malleates, melts, casts in matrices, and spins, various articles.
to beat into shape with a hammer
- second-person plural present active imperative of malleō