Definition of "macula" [‖Mac•u•la]

  • A discolored spot or area on the skin that is not elevated above the surface and is characteristic of certain conditions, such as smallpox, purpura, or roseola. (noun)
  • An opaque spot on the cornea. (noun)
  • The macula lutea. (noun)

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Use "macula" in a sentence
  • "Yellow and orange foods helps the eye (vision) the retinal macula is yellowish/orange in color so this helps Macular Degeneration, blues and red food helps the heart and circulatory conditions."
  • "And right in the middle of that, the highest priced real estate, is actually something known as the macula, which is the very back of the eye."
  • "The disease strikes the center of the retina, called the macula, which is especially important for reading, watching television, and recognizing faces."