malt


malt
The seed of barley or other grain, artificially germinated and dried, containing dextrin, maltose, small amounts of glucose, and amylolytic enzymes. Used in the form of an extract as a digestive and flavoring agent. [A.S. mealt]
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male, altered [animal]; mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue; Munich Alcoholism Test

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malt 'mȯlt n grain softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used esp. in brewing and distilling

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mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue: an important part of the peripheral lymphoid system with special features of immune cell production. It is associated with the digestive tract and is concentrated in such areas as the tonsil and Peyer's patches.

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mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • malt — malt …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • malt — [ malt ] n. m. • 1702; mot angl. 1 ♦ Céréale (surtout l orge), germée artificiellement et séchée, puis séparée de ses germes. Utilisation du malt en brasserie comme moût. ⇒ maltage, malterie. Malt légèrement torréfié pour la préparation de l ale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Malt — Malt, a. Relating to, containing, or made with, malt. [1913 Webster] {Malt liquor}, an alcoholic liquor, as beer, ale, porter, etc., prepared by fermenting an infusion of malt. {Malt dust}, fine particles of malt, or of the grain used in making… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malţ — s.n. Produs obţinut din boabe de cereale (mai ales de orz) încolţite, uscate şi măcinate, folosit la fabricarea berii şi a spirtului sau, prăjit, la prepararea unui surogat de cafea; slad. – Din germ. Malz. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • malt — malt·ase; malt·er; malt; malt·i·ness; malt·ing; malt·man; malt·ol; malt·ose; malt·ster; …   English syllables

  • malt — [môlt] n. [ME malte < OE mealt, akin to Ger malz < IE * mel d, soft < base * mel , to crush, grind > MELT, MILL1] 1. barley or other grain softened by soaking in water until it sprouts and then kiln dried: used for brewing and… …   English World dictionary

  • malt|y — «ML tee», adjective, malt|i|er, malt|i|est. 1. of or like malt: »The bread would be soft, clammy, greyish and malty (Michael Donovan). 2. addicted to the use of malt liquor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malt — Malt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Malted}: p. pr. & vb. n. {Malting}.] To make into malt; as, to malt barley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malt — Malt, v. i. To become malt; also, to make grain into malt. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malt — [mo:lt US mo:lt] n [: Old English; Origin: mealt] 1.) [U] grain, usually ↑barley, that has been kept in water for a time and then dried. It is used for making beer, ↑whisky etc 2.) AmE a drink made from milk, malt, and ↑ice cream that usually has …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • malt — ► NOUN ▪ barley or other grain that has been steeped, germinated, and dried, used for brewing or distilling. ► VERB 1) convert (grain) into malt. 2) (malted) mixed with malt or a malt extract. ORIGIN Old English, related to MELT(Cf. ↑melt) …   English terms dictionary


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