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Noun: macula (maculae)  ma-kyû-lu
  1. A cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
    - sunspot
  2. A small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
    - macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot
  3. A patch of skin that is discoloured but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
    - macule

Derived forms: maculae

Type of: area, dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, region, speckle, spot

Part of: cutis, retina, skin, tegument

Encyclopedia: Macula