macule

[ mak-yool ]
/ ˈmæk yul /

noun

verb (used with or without object), mac·uled, mac·ul·ing.


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. macular area,
  2. macular degeneration,
  3. macular leprosy,
  4. maculate,
  5. maculation,
  6. maculocerebral,
  7. maculoerythematous,
  8. maculopapular erythroderma,
  9. maculopapule,
  10. maculopathy

Origin of macule

1475–85; < Latin macula spot, blemish; cf. macula

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British Dictionary definitions for macule

macule

/ (ˈmækjuːl) /

noun

anatomy another name for macula
printing another name for mackle 1

Word Origin for macule

C15: from Latin macula spot

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Word Origin and History for macule

macule

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for macule

macule

[ măkyōōl′ ]

n.

Variant ofmacula

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