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A black, viscous natural bitumen.

[Middle English malthe, from Latin maltha, from Greek, a mixture of wax and pitch; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Minerals) another name for mineral tar
2. (Elements & Compounds) any of various naturally occurring mixtures of hydrocarbons, such as ozocerite
[C15: via Latin from Greek: a mixture of wax and pitch]
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Noun1.maltha - a thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphaltmaltha - a thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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The experimental model of the TMJ of rats is well accepted and has been widely studied due to the similarity to the human TMJ (Ren, Maltha, & Kuijpers-Jagtman, 2004).
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What's more fun than trying to figure out just who Mac Wellman or Judith Maltha or Helene Cixous might be aiming to piss off is trying to imagine from their printed texts what the actual performances of their works might have looked and sounded like.