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  Definition of Macula
  1. a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
  2. a yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
  3. a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun''s photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
Similar Words: macule, macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot, sunspot

 

Hyponyms: freckle, lentigo, liver spot, plague spot

 

Part Meronyms: skin, tegument, cutis, retina

 

Derivational Morphology: tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile, foul, befoul

 

 
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