Definitions for: Macula

[n] a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
[n] a yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones
[n] a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the surface of the sun; associated with a strong magnetic field

Webster (1913) Definition: Mac"u*la, n.; pl. Macul[ae]. [L., spot, stain, blot.
See Mail armor, and cf. Mackle, Macule.]
1. A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of
some other luminous orb.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A rather large spot or blotch of color.

Synonyms: macula lutea, macular area, macule, sunspot, yellow spot

See Also: area, cutis, dapple, fleck, freckle, lentigo, liver spot, maculation, patch, place, plague spot, region, retina, skin, speckle, spot, spot, tegument, topographic point

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