MACULAS

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macula   (māk'yə-lə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural maculae (māk'yə-lē') or maculas
  1. A minute yellowish area located near the center of the retina of the eye, at which visual perception is most acute.

  2. A discolored spot on the skin that is not elevated above the surface.


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