macule


mac·ule

noun \ˈma-(ˌ)kyü(ə)l\

Definition of MACULE

:  a patch of skin that is altered in color but usually not elevated and that is a characteristic feature of various diseases (as smallpox)

Origin of MACULE

French, from Latin macula
First Known Use: 1863

mac·ule

noun \ˈmak-(ˌ)yü(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MACULE

1
: macula 2
2
: a patch of skin that is altered in color but usually not elevated and that is a characteristic feature of various diseases (as smallpox)

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