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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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

macula

[′mak·yə·lə]
(anatomy)
Any anatomical structure having the form of a spot or stain.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It was necessary to find out if the differences were statistically significant among the values calculated for the extracted features in the algorithm for each type of macule. In order to validate this, Student's t-test was performed using SPSS v17 with a confidence interval of 95% (p < 0.05).
The lesions appear as sharply demarcated macule less than five millimeters in diameter.
Ventral forewing duller than dorsum, distinctly brown caudad of [CuA.sub.2]; white macules of dorsum repeated, additional narrow blue-white macules in [R.sub.1]-[R.sub.2], extending just distad of distal end of macule in discal cell and in Sc-[R.sub.1] extending well distad of distal end of that macule; pale blue macule at base of costa; postbasal band faint, most prominent in discal cell (especially on paratype); thin line of pale blue scales at distal end of discal cell; submarginal pale blue macules similar to those on dorsum, that in [CuA.sub.2]-2A doubled (not on paratype); pale blue macule in anal cell as on dorsum.
Whenever possible, ecoenvironments (surrounding terrain and home interior) of patients with typical macules associated with the comet sign were investigated.
Pentachrome Vitiligo: This includes a depigmented macule, tan, brown hyperpigmentation, blue-gray hyperpigmentation and a normally pigmented skin.
Vitiligo is characterized by depigmented macules and patches that are widely and symmetrically distributed.
The skin where the specimens were taken were: diffuse infiltration 34, dysesthesia, anhidrosis and alopecia 5, atrophic 5, hypochromic macule 7, erythematous macule 3, no information 8.
No macules or patches were noted on either the oral or vaginal mucosa.
A white macule which may be slightly raised in parts, the edges often purple, hair growth and sweating are lost in the lesion.
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Progressive macular hypomelanosis (PMH) presents as asymptomatic, ill-defined hypopigmented macules and patches on the trunk and back.
On skin examination, she has several nontender violaceous papules, macules, and patches on her toes.