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mac·u·la

 (măk′yə-lə)
n. pl. mac·u·lae (-lē′) or mac·u·las
1.
a. An opaque spot on the cornea.
b. The macula lutea.
2. See macule2.

[Middle English, from Latin.]

mac′u·lar adj.

macula

(ˈmækjʊlə) or

macule

n, pl -ulae (-jʊˌliː) or -ules
1. (Anatomy) a small spot or area of distinct colour, esp the macula lutea
2. (Anatomy) any small discoloured spot or blemish on the skin, such as a freckle
[C14: from Latin]
ˈmacular adj

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.

mac·u·la

(măk′yə-lə)
An area near the center of the retina in vertebrate animals where vision is sharpest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macula - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photospheremacula - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
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"
2.macula - a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed visionmacula - a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
retina - the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
3.macula - 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
Translations

mac·u·la

n. mácula, pequeña mancha descolorida de la piel.
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