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[n] a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
[n] a yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones
[n] a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the surface of the sun; associated with a strong magnetic field

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\Mac"u*la\, n.; pl. {Macul[ae]}. [L., spot, stain, blot. See {Mail} armor, and cf. {Mackle}, {Macule}.]
1. A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A rather large spot or blotch of color.

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