macula

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noun mac·u·la \ˈma-kyə-lə\

Definition of macula

plural

maculae

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maculas

  1. 1 :  spot, blotch; especially :  macule

  2. 2a :  an anatomical structure having the form of a spot differentiated from surrounding tissuesb :  a small yellowish area lying slightly lateral to the center of the retina that is made up mostly of cones (see 1cone 3a), plays a key role in visual acuity, and has the fovea at its center —called also macula lutea, yellow spot

macular

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Origin and Etymology of macula

Middle English, from Latin


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macula

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noun mac·u·la \ˈmak-yə-lə\

Medical Definition of macula

plural

maculae

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maculas

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

  2. 2:  an anatomical structure having the form of a spot differentiated from surrounding tissues: asa:  macula acusticab:  a small yellowish area lying slightly lateral to the center of the retina that is made up mostly of cones, plays a key role in visual acuity, and has the fovea at its center—called also macula lutea, yellow spot


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