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Meaning of MACULE

Pronunciation:  'makyool

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases

MACULE is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: macula
 See Also: cutis, dapple, fleck, freckle, lentigo, liver spot, maculation, patch, plague spot, skin, speckle, spot, tegument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mac"ule\, n. [F. macule. See {Macula}.]
    1. A spot. [Obs.]
    2. (Print.) A blur, or an appearance of a double impression,
       as when the paper slips a little; a mackle.
  2. \Mac"ule\, v. t. [Cf. F. maculer. See {Maculate}, v.]
    To blur; especially (Print.), to blur or double an impression
    from type. See {Mackle}.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A macule is an area of skin with an abnormal color that is less than 1 cm in diameter. A macule is neither raised above nor depressed below the surrounding skin.