macula

Definitions of macula
  1. noun
    a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
    synonyms: macule
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    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. noun
    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
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    type of:
    area, region
    a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
  3. noun
    a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
    synonyms: sunspot
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    type of:
    dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle, spot
    a small contrasting part of something
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