[adjective mak-yuh-lit; verb mak-yuh-leyt] /adjective ˈmæk yə lɪt; verb ˈmæk yəˌleɪt/
Archaic. defiled; impure.
verb (used with object), maculated, maculating. Archaic.
to mark with a spot or spots; stain.
to sully or pollute.
(transitive) to spot, stain, or pollute
spotted or polluted
“spotted,” late 15c., from Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare “to make spotted, to speckle,” from macula “spot, stain” (see macula). Middle English also had maculation “sexual defilement, sinning” (late 15c.).
early 15c., from Latin maculatus, past participle of maculare “to make spotted, to speckle,” from macula “spot, stain” (see macula). Related: Maculated; maculating.
maculate mac·u·late (māk’yə-lāt’)
v. mac·u·lat·ed, mac·u·lat·ing, mac·u·lates
To spot or blemish. adj. (-lĭt)
Spotted or blotched.
[mak-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌmæk yəˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of spotting. 2. a spotted condition. 3. a marking of spots, as on an animal. 4. a disfiguring spot or stain. /ˌmækjʊˈleɪʃən/ noun 1. a pattern of spots, as on certain animals and plants 2. (archaic) the act of maculating or the state of being maculated […]
- Macula utriculi
macula utriculi macula u·tric·u·li (yōō-trĭk’yə-lī’) n. The area in the lower wall of the utricle of the ear where the utricular nerve filments are attached.
[mak-yool] /ˈmæk yul/ noun 1. . 2. . verb (used with or without object), maculed, maculing. 3. . /ˈmækjuːl/ noun 1. (anatomy) another name for macula 2. (printing) another name for mackle1 n. “blemish, spot,” late 15c., from Latin macula (see macula), perhaps via French macule. macule mac·ule (māk’yōōl’) n. Variant of macula.
maculocerebral mac·u·lo·cer·e·bral (māk’yə-lō-sěr’ə-brəl, -sə-rē’-) adj. Of or relating to a nervous disease that is characterized by degenerative lesions in both the retina and the brain.