maltha definition

  • noun:
    • A black, viscous normal bitumen.
    • dense mineral pitch
    • mineral tar
    • a number of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to touch, and exhaling a bituminous smell.
    • Mortar.
    • A bituminous substance midway in consistency between asphaltum and petroleum.
    • Haeckel's term the gelatinous ground-substance or mesoglcea and contained cells of varied kinds, which types the skeletogenous level in sponges.
    • a thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt

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