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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mac·u·la n.; pl. Maculae
 1. A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb; called also macule.
 2. Zool. A rather large spot or blotch of color.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's
           photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
           [syn: sunspot]
      2: a yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones
         and that mediates clear detailed vision [syn: macula
         lutea, macular area, yellow spot]
      3: a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated;
         caused by various diseases [syn: macule]
      [also: maculae (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See macula