facula


fac·u·la

noun \ˈfa-kyə-lə\
plural fac·u·lae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Definition of FACULA

:  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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