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maculation

[ mak-yuh-ley-shuhn ]

noun

  1. the act of spotting.
  2. a spotted condition.
  3. a marking of spots, as on an animal.
  4. a disfiguring spot or stain.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of maculation1

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

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Example Sentences

The maculation of the under side is as represented in the plate.

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.

The idea that solar maculation depends in some way upon the position of the planets occurred to Galileo in 1612.

Meticulose -us: is a maculation in the form of a series of colored flames.

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