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maculation

[ mak-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌmæk yəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of spotting.
a spotted condition.
a marking of spots, as on an animal.
a disfiguring spot or stain.
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Origin of maculation

1425–75 for earlier sense “sexual defilement”; late Middle English <Latin maculātiōn- (stem of maculātiō). See maculate, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for maculation

maculation
/ (ˌmækjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun
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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