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malleable

 [mal´e-ah-b'l]
susceptible of being beaten out into a thin plate.

mal·le·a·ble

(mal'ē-ă-bŭl),
Capable of being shaped by being beaten or subjected to pressure; a property of certain metals such as gold and silver.
[L. malleus, a hammer]

malleable

/mal·le·a·ble/ (mal´e-ah-b'l) susceptible of being beaten out into a thin plate.

malleable

[mal′ē·əbəl]
Etymology: L, malleare, to beat
able to be pressed, hammered, or otherwise forced into a shape without breaking.

mal·le·a·ble

(mal'ē-ă-bĕl)
Capable of being shaped by being beaten or by pressure; a property of certain metals such as gold and silver.
[L. malleus, a hammer]

malleable

susceptible of being beaten out into a thin plate.

malleable retractor
a flat elongated piece of metal shaped like a tongue depressor, which can be bent into a desired shape and used as a retractor for soft tissue. See ribbon malleable retractor.