macule

macule

[mak-yool]
noun
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), maculed, maculing.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin macula spot, blemish; cf. macula

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mackle or macule1 (ˈmækəl, ˈmækjuːl)
 
n
printing a double or blurred impression caused by shifting paper or type
 
[C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain]
 
macule or macule1
 
n
 
[C16: via French from Latin macula spot, stain]

macula or macule (ˈmækjʊlə, ˈmækjuːl)
 
n , pl -ulae, -ules
1.  a small spot or area of distinct colour, esp the macula lutea
2.  any small discoloured spot or blemish on the skin, such as a freckle
 
[C14: from Latin]
 
macule or macule (ˈmækjʊlə, ˈmækjuːl, -jʊˌliː)
 
n
 
[C14: from Latin]
 
'macular or macule
 
adj

macule (ˈmækjuːl)
 
n
1.  anatomy another name for macula
2.  printing another name for mackle
 
[C15: from Latin macula spot]

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macule
late 15c., from L. macula (see macula), perhaps via Fr. macule.
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macule mac·ule (māk'yōōl')
n.
Variant of macula.

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