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facula

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noun, fac·u·la \ˈfa-kyə-lə\

Definition of facula

plural faculaeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

  1. :  any of the bright regions of the sun's photosphere seen most easily near the sun's edge



Origin of facula

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of fac-, fax torch


First Known Use: 1706


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