\mˈal], \mˈal], \m_ˈa_l]\
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A prefix meaning bad, wrong, fraudulent; as maladministration, malpractice, malversation, etc.
By Henry Campbell Black
[French] Illness. See Grand m. and Petit m. under Epilepsy. M. de coit, dourine. M. de mer, seasickness, M. del pinto, M. de lo pintos (Spanish), a sort of skin disease resembling psoriasis and probably parasitic, occurring in Mexico.
By Alexander Duane
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- a rare mallow found only in Illinois resembling the common hollyhock and having pale rose-mauve flowers; sometimes placed genus Sphaeralcea