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[mak-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌmæk yəˈleɪ ʃən/

the act of spotting.
a spotted condition.
a marking of spots, as on an animal.
a disfiguring spot or stain.
a pattern of spots, as on certain animals and plants
(archaic) the act of maculating or the state of being maculated

mid-15c., from Latin maculationem (nominative maculatio), noun of action from past participle stem of maculare (see maculate).


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