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NOUN (3)

1. a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field;
[syn: sunspot, macula]

2. a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision;
[syn: macula, macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot]

3. a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases;
[syn: macule, macula]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Macula \Mac"u*la\, n.; pl. Maculae. [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; called also macule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A rather large spot or blotch of color. [1913 Webster] macula lutea
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

macula n 1: a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field [syn: sunspot, macula] 2: a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision [syn: macula, macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot] 3: a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases [syn: macule, macula]