mala

Definition of mala

 (Entry 1 of 2)

plural of malum

mala

noun
ma·​la | \ ˈmālə\
plural malae\ -​(ˌ)lē \

Definition of mala (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a single lobe of the maxilla of an insect
2a : the grinding surface of a mandible of an insect
b : the third segment of a mandible of some myriapods

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History and Etymology for mala

Noun

New Latin, from Latin, jaw, cheek

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