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Definition 1: a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for macula in the sense of this definition

(macula is a kind of ...) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

"in the abdominal region"

(... is part of macula) the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve

Definition 2: a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for macula in the sense of this definition

(macula is a kind of ...) a small contrasting part of something

"a bald spot" "a leopard's spots" "a patch of clouds" "patches of thin ice" "a fleck of red"

(... is a kind of macula ) a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin

(... is a kind of macula ) a type of skin disease that causes brown spots on the skin

(... is a kind of macula ) a spot on the skin characteristic of the plague

(... is part of macula) a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

"your skin is the largest organ of your body"

Definition 3: a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for macula in the sense of this definition

(macula is a kind of ...) a small contrasting part of something

"a bald spot" "a leopard's spots" "a patch of clouds" "patches of thin ice" "a fleck of red"

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