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mac·ule 1

 (măk′yo͞ol′)
n. & v.
Variant of mackle.

mac·ule 2

 (măk′yo͞ol′)
n.
A discolored spot or area on the skin that is not elevated above the surface and is characteristic of certain conditions, such as smallpox, purpura, or roseola. Also called macula.

macule

(ˈmækjuːl)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy another name for macula
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another name for mackle1
[C15: from Latin macula spot]

mac•u•la

(ˈmæk yə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli) -las.
1. a spot, esp. on the skin.
2.
a. an opaque spot on the cornea.
b. Also called yellow spot. an irregularly oval, yellow-pigmented area on the central retina containing color-sensitive rods and the central point of sharpest vision.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: spot, blemish]
mac′u•lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macule - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
maculation, patch, speckle, dapple, fleck, spot - a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
freckle, lentigo - a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
liver spot - a type of skin disease that causes brown spots on the skin
plague spot - a spot on the skin characteristic of the plague
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Et il est capable sans perdre sa lucidite, d'occulter sa tristesse, de draper sa franchise penible, avec les joies que la vie lui offre, lui l'enflamme des mots, afin d'etancher la soif qui fait mal, jusqu'a la fragilite du maintien, la minceur de l'etre: [beaucoup moins que]Assez boire, l'ivresse rendra fragile ton corps macule, l'ivrogne ne reconnaitra pas la transe/ Et les voix l'effraient[beaucoup plus grand que].
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The centre of the macule may fade to generate pink rings that can be mistaken for ringworm.
In their paper "Women Oppressing Women: An Examination of the Cultivation of Esprit de Corps in Xirilo (Women's Association) of the UCCSA in Mozambique," Salvador Macule and Sarojini Nadar show that women's church groups are a space where esprit de corps is cultivated, as a space created and maintained by women.
Aujourd'hui nous savourons la liberte et la democratie", se felicite Fatma a sa sortie d'un bureau de vote a Misrata, montrant son doigt macule de bleu, preuve qu'elle a participe aux elections du Conseil local, le premier scrutin en Libye depuis plus de 40 ans.
Barilli noted a 5 millimeter variegated macule with irregular borders on Susan's right deltoid and a 1 centimeter brown hazy macule with surrounding erythema.
En prenant le contre-pied de cette famille communiste collective et du pere de tous, Jasna Koteska, dans Intimite communiste, convoque le geniteur Jovan Koteski, non pas comme poete, idole, mais comme son pere biologique, et dans ce sens justement, impur (car macule par le sang de la consanguinite), personnel et unique: <<Je n'ai pas ecrit ce livre pour rehabiliter la place de l'oeuvre de mon pere dans le canon litteraire.
Clinical features of regression include flattening of lesions, reduction in lesion size, and change from a purple-red appearance to an orange-brown macule.
L'invitation qu'elle contient fut prise a la lettre et, aussi improbable que la solution puisse sembler, Euro-Excellence va investir dans la conception d'une machine assistee par ordinateur destinee a apposer sur les produits Cote D'Or un film translucide macule de pastilles rouges ou brunes, de tailles variables, qui, une fois en place, feront disparaitre l'infame bete sur l'emballage.
Forewing pointed apically, termen nearly straight, anal margin slightly concave just basad of middle; black; 3 aligned opaque white macules angled from mid-costa toward just basad of tornus, broadest macule in discal cell, rectangular, extending distad just beyond origin of CuA,; narrower macule in [CuA.
On physical examination, he was noted to have multiple cherry angiomas on his right arm, as well as a 5-cm hyperpigmented cafe-au-lait macule on his right neck, axillary freckling, and palpable, nontender nodules on his abdomen and extremities.