Origin of macule
1475–85; < Latin macula spot, blemish; cf. macula
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This macule, plaque, or patch of diseased integument is in its typical features characteristic.
Word Origin for macule
C15: from Latin macula spot
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"blemish, spot," late 15c., from Latin macula (see macula), perhaps via French macule.
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