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macule

[mak-yool]
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noun
  1. mackle.
  2. macula.
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verb (used with or without object), mac·uled, mac·ul·ing.
  1. mackle.
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Origin of macule

1475–85; < Latin macula spot, blemish; cf. macula
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Related Words for macule

blot, blemish, spot, smut, smutch, blur, macule

Examples from the Web for macule

Historical Examples of macule

  • This macule, plaque, or patch of diseased integument is in its typical features characteristic.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I

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British Dictionary definitions for macule

macule

noun
  1. anatomy another name for macula
  2. printing another name for mackle 1
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Word Origin for macule

C15: from Latin macula spot
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Word Origin and History for macule

n.

"blemish, spot," late 15c., from Latin macula (see macula), perhaps via French macule.

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macule in Medicine

macule

(măkyōōl′)
n.
  1. Variant ofmacula
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