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Maculation on the leaves of a calla lily.


  • enPR: /măk′yə-lā′shən/


maculation (plural maculations)

  1. (obsolete) The act of spotting; a spot; a blemish.
  2. (zoology, botany, chiefly uncountable) A pattern of spots.
    • 1975, William H. Howe (editor), The Butterflies of North America, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, p. 217,[3]
      Females [of the species Speyeria nokomis] are cream above with heavy black maculation accompanied by much dark suffusion.
    • 1990, Mason E. Hale, A Synopsis of the Lichen Genus Xanthoparmelia (Vainio) Hale (Ascomycotina, Parmeliaceae), Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, p. 195,[4]
      [This lichen] species [] is recognized by [] more or less distinct maculation on the upper surface, and pale brown lower surface.

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