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A spot of a different colour, included in a plaga or macula.

In order then to avoid diplopia the macula lutea moves to where the retinal image is formed.

A roundish dot intermediate in size between an atom and a macula.

Gibbous: hump-backed; protuberant: said of a macula when it resembles a moon more than half full.

Macula: a colored mark larger than a spot; of indeterminate figure.

Reniform: kidney-shaped: applied to a macula approximating that shape, found at the end of median cell in many moths.

The macula rash was entirely unique so far as I knew, but a sketch greatly helped to fix it on one's memory.

Confluent: running together; as of two macula when united in one outline.

"Undique aspersa" and "Macula fusca notat medium utriusque lateris" are the printed emendations.

WORD ORIGIN

plural maculae, from Latin macula "spot, stain," used of various spots (sunspots, markings on minerals, etc.), of uncertain origin. Especially the macula lutea in the eye.

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