Definitions of maculation

n the act of spotting or staining something

spotting, staining
Type of:
dirtying, soiling, soilure
the act of soiling something

n a small contrasting part of something

dapple, fleck, patch, speckle, spot
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pinpoint, speck
a very small spot
(pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
a patch of bright color
fret, worn spot
a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
(pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
macula, macule
a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
mock sun, parhelion, sundog
a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
macula, sunspot
a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots
a bright spot on a planet
amyloid plaque, amyloid protein plaque
a plaque consisting of tangles of amyloid protein in nervous tissue (a pathological mark of Alzheimer's disease)
arterial plaque
a fatty deposit inside an arterial wall; characteristic of atherosclerosis
bacterial plaque, dental plaque
a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries
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
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a pattern of marks

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