macula


mac·u·la

noun \ˈma-kyə-lə\
plural mac·u·lae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also mac·u·las

Definition of MACULA

1
:  spot, blotch; especially :  macule
2
:  an anatomical structure having the form of a spot differentiated from surrounding tissues; especially :  macula lutea
mac·u·lar \-lər\ adjective

Origin of MACULA

Middle English, from Latin
First Known Use: 14th century

mac·u·la

noun \ˈmak-yə-lə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mac·u·lae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also mac·u·las

Medical Definition of MACULA

1
: any spot or blotch; especially : macule 2
2
: an anatomical structure having the form of a spot differentiated from surrounding tissues: as a : macula acustica b : macula lutea

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