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mac·ule 1

n. & v.
Variant of mackle.

mac·ule 2

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.


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


(ˈmæk yə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli) -las.
1. a spot, esp. on the skin.
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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She had a "firm, mobile, nontender subcutaneous nodule with an overlying hyperpigmented macule and small central urticarial papule on the left lateral thigh," the investigators said.
anomaly loss 1 CAL * Bilateral severe mixed loss 2 * -- Bilateral severe conductive 3 CAL; hyper Bilateral -pigmented moderate macules conductive 4 Hypopigmented -- macules 5 CAL; hypo -- -pigmented macules 6 CAL; hypo-and -- hyperpigmented macules 7 * CAL; hypo -- -pigmented macules 8 CAL; -- hyperpigmented macules FA = Fanconi anaemia; GIA = Gastrointestinal anomaly; M = male; DEB+= diepoxybutane positive (chromosome breakage); del = deletion; --= not observed;--= not observed; CAL = cafe au lait macule; del = deletion; F = female.
Now thanks to Ingrid Fochs Macule the poem is captured on video for the first time.
Moreover, the lesion appeared as a small macule and it gradually increased in size.
Diagnostic Criteria for Tuberous Sclerosis (2012) Major Criteria Minor Criteria Cortical tubers Non-renal hamartoma Subependymal nodules Confetti-like skin lesions Hypomelanocytic macule Multiple renal cysts (at least 3 or more and larger than 5 mm) Shagreen patch Hypopigmented patch in the retina Angiofibroma in the face (more than three) Ungal and periungal fibromas Retinal hamartomas Rhabdomyoma in the heart Lymphangiomatosis in the lung Angiomyolipoma in the kidney (more than two) Definite diagnosis: 2 major or 1 major + >2 minor criteria Possible diagnosis: 1 major or >2 minor criteria Table 2.
Recuerde que la historia la forjan los gobernantes con sus hechos, para que despues ella los dignifique o macule de acuerdo con sus obras.
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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.
The labial melanotic macule occurs in the lips, more commonly in the lower lip.
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.
Where as Claroxan[TM] works from the inside out (selectively concentrating ingredients in the retina and macule of the eye), Optimis7 works on the surface of the eye to provide instant effects.
In cases of necrosis, patients typically develop a blister that becomes a dark-bluish macule; the macule then sinks below the level of the surrounding skin.