maculation

noun mac·u·la·tion \ ˌma-kyə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of maculation

1 archaic : the state of being spotted
2 a : a blemish in the form of a discrete spot
  • acne scars and maculations
b : the arrangement of spots and markings on an animal or plant

First Known Use of maculation

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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maculation

noun mac·u·la·tion \ ˌmak-yə-ˈlā-shən \

medical Definition of maculation

1 : a blemish in the form of a discrete spot
  • acne scars and maculations
2 : the arrangement of spots and markings on an animal or plant

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