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noun, Ophthalmology.
degeneration of the central portion of the retina, resulting in a loss of sharp vision.
pathological changes in the macula lutea, resulting in loss of central vision: a common cause of blindness in the elderly

macular degeneration n.
Degeneration of the macula lutea characterized by spots of pigmentation and causing a reduction or loss of central vision.
macular degeneration
A progressive condition, usually seen in the elderly, characterized by a gradual loss of vision in the central area of the visual field and eventual blindness.


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    [adjective mak-yuh-lit; verb mak-yuh-leyt] /adjective ˈmæk yə lɪt; verb ˈmæk yəˌleɪt/ adjective 1. spotted; stained. 2. Archaic. defiled; impure. verb (used with object), maculated, maculating. Archaic. 3. to mark with a spot or spots; stain. 4. to sully or pollute. verb (ˈmækjʊˌleɪt) 1. (transitive) to spot, stain, or pollute adjective (ˈmækjʊlɪt) 2. spotted or polluted […]

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