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Meaning of MACULA

Pronunciation:  'makyûlu

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

MACULA is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The macula of the eye is a small oval, yellowish area in the posterior retina.
 Definition: the central area of the retina, consisting of cones only.