maculation

[mak-yuh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of spotting.
2.
a spotted condition.
3.
a marking of spots, as on an animal.
4.
a disfiguring spot or stain.

Origin:
1425–75 for earlier sense “sexual defilement”; late Middle English < Latin maculātiōn- (stem of maculātiō). See maculate, -ion

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maculation (ˌmækjʊˈleɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a pattern of spots, as on certain animals and plants
2.  archaic the act of maculating or the state of being maculated

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The subspecies exhibit differences in leaf shape, maculation intensity, and flower color.
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