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 (măk′əl) also mac·ule (măk′yo͞ol′)
A blurred or double impression in printing.
v. mack·led, mack·ling, mack·les also mac·uled or mac·ul·ing or mac·ules
To blur or double (a printed impression).
To become blurred.

[Middle English macule, spot, from Old French, from Latin macula.]


(ˈmækəl) or


(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a double or blurred impression caused by shifting paper or type
[C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain]


vb (tr) , mackles, mackled or mackling
dialect Midland English to mend hurriedly or in a makeshift way
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Noun1.mackle - a printed impression that is blurred or doubledmackle - a printed impression that is blurred or doubled
printing, impression - all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
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It consists of pale red macules or slightly raised nonpruritic papules.
The papules and macules on the periphery of the involved skin create a net-like shape.
3) NF1 is characterized by multiple cafe-au-lait macules, axillary freckling, neurofibromas, and Lisch nodules (pigmented iris hamartomas).
Some physical signs were found, including hypopigmented macules on her back, right forearm, and right calf, ungual fibromas on her left hand, and shagreen patch on dorsolumbar area of the back [Figure 1]d.
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.
3 patients with SJS have epidermal detachment 30% BSA plus widespread purpuric macules or flat atypical targets and TEN without spots, detachment > 30% BSA with loss of large epidermal sheets without purpuric macules or target lesions.
She started noticing the hypopigmented macules after the 6th session, in addition, she noticed an increase in size and number of the lesions over a short period.
Bannayan Riley Ruvalcaba Syndrome (BRRS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by macrocephaly, intestinal hamartomatous polyposis, hyperpigmented macules of the glans penis and devolepmental delay.
The cutaneous lesions are mainly flat warts, reddish-brown scaly macules resembling tinea versicolor or pityriasis rosea.
Tyring highlighted the Zika rash, which consists of "blanchable macules and papules.
Objective: Pigmented purpuric dermatosis (PPD) is a chronic skin disease characterized by petechial and pigmentary macules.
nodules (lepromas), macules, or plaques, but instead characterised by diffuse and massive infiltration of the skin, known as diffuse LL or Lucio-Latapi leprosy (5) which were found in this patient.