- the act of spotting.
- a spotted condition.
- a marking of spots, as on an animal.
- a disfiguring spot or stain.
Origin of maculation
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Examples from the Web for maculation
Meticulose -us: is a maculation in the form of a series of colored flames.
Quiet: subdued: not conspicuous or contrasting in color or maculation.
The maculation of the under side is as represented in the plate.The Butterfly Book
William Jacob Holland
Strigile -is: maculation that consists of parallel longitudinal lines: a deep sinus near base of first joint of anterior tarsus.
Ustulatus: scorched: applied to a maculation that has the appearance of having been burned in.
- a pattern of spots, as on certain animals and plants
- archaic the act of maculating or the state of being maculated
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Word Origin and History for maculation
mid-15c., from Latin maculationem (nominative maculatio), noun of action from past participle stem of maculare (see maculate).
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