Origin of macule
1475–85; < Latin macula spot, blemish; cf. macula
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Examples from the Web for macule
This macule, plaque, or patch of diseased integument is in its typical features characteristic.
C15: from Latin macula spot
Word Origin and History for macule
"blemish, spot," late 15c., from Latin macula (see macula), perhaps via French macule.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Variant ofmacula