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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. 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:

Macule \Mac"ule\, n. [F. macule. See Macula.] 1. A spot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) A blur, or an appearance of a double impression, as when the paper slips a little; a mackle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Macule \Mac"ule\, v. t. [Cf. F. maculer. See Maculate, v.] To blur; especially (Print.), to blur or double an impression from type. See Mackle. [1913 Webster]
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):

macule n 1: a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases [syn: macule, macula]