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yellow spot

Ophthalmology. macula (def 2b).
Origin of yellow spot
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The only way is to expose a weak or yellow spot, so that he would see it for himself.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • I shall always know him by the yellow spot in one of his black eyes.

    The Goose Girl

    Harold MacGrath
  • The handsome red lory with green wings and a yellow spot in the back (Lorius garrulus), was not uncommon.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Joe Ferris, who had followed close at Roosevelt's heels, pointed out a yellow spot on the buffalo, just back of the shoulder.

  • In the crowd afar off a yellow spot went fluttering like a butterfly along a country road.

    Master Skylark John Bennett
  • Git 'em to swallow the whole thing; then find the yellow spot, work it, and pull 'em into your fakin'.

    The House of Mystery William Henry Irwin
  • It is like the common grey sparrow, but somewhat larger, and has a yellow spot on each shoulder.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • Then the yellow spot suddenly disappeared like the going out of a candle, and they could see it no more.

    The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid
  • Under the middle of the abdomen is a yellow spot just behind the epigynum (fig. 401 a).

  • Foxhounds have a yellow spot over each eye which makes them seem double-eyed.

British Dictionary definitions for yellow spot

yellow spot

(anatomy) another name for macula lutea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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yellow spot in Medicine

yellow spot n.
See macula lutea.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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