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1. macula

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

Synonyms

  • dapple
  • spot
  • fleck
  • maculation
  • sunspot
  • speckle

Etymology

  • macula (Latin)

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2. macula

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

Synonyms

  • liver spot
  • plague spot
  • tegument
  • cutis
  • dapple
  • spot
  • fleck
  • maculation
  • macule
  • lentigo
  • skin
  • freckle
  • speckle

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • clean
  • stay
  • outside

Etymology

  • macula (Latin)

3. macula

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

Synonyms

  • yellow spot
  • region
  • macula lutea
  • area
  • retina

Etymology

  • macula (Latin)

Example sentences of the word macula-lutea


1. Noun Phrase
When consumed, zeaxanthin is absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eye.

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