noun, plural mac·u·lae [mak-yuh-lee] /ˈmæk yəˌli/.
Origin of macula
Examples from the Web for macular
Contemporary Examples of macular
And in her final years, when she was blinded by macular degeneration and suffocating with emphysema, vanity left her isolated.Understanding Diana Vreeland, ‘Empress of Fashion’
November 28, 2012
When RPE cells die, as they do in macular degeneration, the photoreceptors begin to die, too, and the patient goes blind.Saving Sight, Testing Faith
May 16, 2011
Historical Examples of macular
The macular or flat variety is usually seen about the eyelids.
The macular, papular, and bullous eruptions are most common.
It is not to be confounded with vitiligo, chloasma, or the macular syphiloderm.
Spot, as in macular, relating to or marked by macules, or spotted.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
As a rule these clear up satisfactorily unless the macular region be involved.
noun plural -ulae (-jʊˌliː) or -ules anatomy
Word Origin for macula
plural maculae, from Latin macula "spot, stain," used of various spots (sunspots, markings on minerals, etc.), of uncertain origin. Especially the macula lutea in the eye.