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

Origin of macule

1475–85; < Latin macula spot, blemish; cf. macula Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for macule

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

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British Dictionary definitions for macule


  1. anatomy another name for macula
  2. 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

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

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macule in Medicine


  1. Variant ofmacula
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