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Macula  n.  (pl. maculae)  
A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb; called also macule.
(Zool.) A rather large spot or blotch of color.

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"Macula" Quotes from Famous Books

... papule then develops into nodules of cylindric shape, with a dome-shaped, thick, yellow crust. It is only with the crust off that there is any resemblance to a raspberry. During the month following the raspberry appearance the skin is covered with scabs which, falling off, leave a pale macula; in dark races the macula becomes darker than normal, but in pale races it becomes paler than the natural skin, and in neither case is it scarcely ever obliterated. Intense itching is almost always present, and anemia is also a constant symptom. The disease is essentially contagious and ...
— Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine • George M. Gould

Words linked to "Macula" :   freckle, plague spot, dapple, yellow spot, macula lutea, sunspot, region, spot, patch, retina, cutis, skin

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