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macula

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noun mac·u·la \ˈma-kyə-lə\

Definition of macula

plural mac·u·laeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also mac·u·las

  1. 1 :  spot, blotch; especially :  macule

  2. 2 :  an anatomical structure having the form of a spot differentiated from surrounding tissues; especially :  macula lutea

mac·u·lar play \-lər\ adjective


Origin of macula

Middle English, from Latin


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

macula

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noun mac·u·la \ˈmak-yə-lə\

Medical Definition of macula

plural mac·u·lae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\play play also mac·u·las

  1. 1:  any spot or blotch; especially :  macule 2

  2. 2:  an anatomical structure having the form of a spot differentiated from surrounding tissues: asa:  macula acusticab:  macula lutea




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