macula

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macula

, macule Anatomy
1. a small spot or area of distinct colour, esp the macula lutea
2. any small discoloured spot or blemish on the skin, such as a freckle
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macula

(mak -yŭ-lă) (plural: maculae) a dark patch on the surface of a planet or satellite. The word is used in the approved name of such a feature.
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macula

[′mak·yə·lə]
(anatomy)
Any anatomical structure having the form of a spot or stain.
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