macula

Primary Meanings of macula

1.
n
a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
2.
n
a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
3.
n
a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
Full Definitions of macula
1

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

Synonyms:
macule
Types:
freckle, lentigo
a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
liver spot
a type of skin disease that causes brown spots on the skin
plague spot
a spot on the skin characteristic of the plague
Type of:
dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle, spot
a small contrasting part of something
2

n a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision

Synonyms:
macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot
Type of:
area, region
a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
3

n a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

Synonyms:
sunspot
Type of:
dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle, spot
a small contrasting part of something

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