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[mak-yuh-luh] /ˈmæk yə lə/

noun, plural maculae
[mak-yuh-lee] /ˈmæk yəˌli/ (Show IPA)
a spot or blotch, especially on one’s skin; macule.

noun (anatomy) (pl) -ulae (-jʊˌliː), -ules
a small spot or area of distinct colour, esp the macula lutea
any small discoloured spot or blemish on the skin, such as a freckle

plural maculae, from Latin macula “spot, stain,” used of various spots (sunspots, markings on minerals, etc.), of uncertain origin. Especially the macula lutea in the eye.

macula mac·u·la (māk’yə-lə)
n. pl. mac·u·las or mac·u·lae (-lē’)

mac’u·lar adj.
Plural maculae (māk’yə-lē’) or maculas


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