macula

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin macula (spot, stain).

Noun[edit]

Illustration showing parts of the human eye, including the macula.

macula (plural maculae)

  1. (anatomy) An oval yellow spot near the center of the retina of the human eye, histologically defined as having two or more layers of ganglion cells, responsible for detailed central vision.
  2. A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb.
  3. A rather large spot or blotch of color.
  4. In planetary geology, an unusually dark area on the surface of a planet or moon.

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macula

  1. third-person singular past historic of maculer

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Noun[edit]

macula f (plural macule)

  1. (anatomy, astronomy, geology) macula
  2. stain, blot
  3. (pathology) macule

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin.

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Noun[edit]

macula f (genitive maculae); first declension

  1. A spot or a stain.
  2. vocative singular of macula

maculā f

  1. ablative singular of macula

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative macula maculae
genitive maculae maculārum
dative maculae maculīs
accusative maculam maculās
ablative maculā maculīs
vocative macula maculae

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