Definition of Macule

1. Noun. A patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases.

Exact synonyms: Macula
Generic synonyms: Dapple, Fleck, Maculation, Patch, Speckle, Spot
Group relationships: Cutis, Skin, Tegument
Specialized synonyms: Freckle, Lentigo, Liver Spot, Plague Spot
Derivative terms: Maculate, Maculate



Definition of Macule

1. n. A spot.

2. v. t. To blur; especially (Print.), to blur or double an impression from type. See Mackle.

Definition of Macule

1. Noun. A spot. ¹

2. Noun. A blur, or an appearance of a double impression, as when the paper slips a little. ¹

3. Verb. (printing) To blur; especially to blur or double an impression from type. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Macule

1. to mackle [v -ULED, -ULING, -ULES] - See also: mackle

Medical Definition of Macule

1. A spot, only commonly met in the construct immaculate meaning unspotted. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macule

macular erythema
macular evasion
macular fasciculus
macular leprosy
macular retinopathy
macular syphilid
maculas
maculate
maculated
maculates
maculating
maculation
maculations
maculatory
maculature
macule (current term)
maculed
maculele
macules
maculiferous
maculing
maculocerebral
maculoerythematous
maculomancy
maculopapular
maculopapule
maculopathies
maculopathy
maculose
macumba

Literary usage of Macule

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Layman's Handbook of Medicine: With Special Reference to Social Workers by Richard Clarke Cabot (1916)
"macule means a red or brown spot on the skin. Papule means a spot that is raised. Pustule is a spot that is raised and has pus in it. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1862)
"The origin is G. mackel, Du. maeckel, Lat. macula, Sp. man- cha, a stain, spot, blemish ; Wal. macule, ..."

3. Buffalo Medical Journal (1887)
"Cerebral macule.—At the Poliklinik, in Vienna, it was routine practice with Monti to run his finger-nail along the skin of a child in whom he suspected ..."

4. Cutaneous Medicine: A Systematic Treatise on the Diseases of the Skin by Louis Adolphus Duhring (1895)
"The macule is much less sharply defined than most of the other primary lesions. ... The simplest and commonest variety of macule is that caused by ..."

5. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1905)
"I have not seen this feature in the macule, but it has been described. Shape.—The macule and nodule are most often oval or circular, when the lesion is ..."

6. Practitioner's medical dictionary by George Milbry Gould (1910)
"M. Solaris, a frei k le Macular (mnk'-u lar} [macule]. ... Maculopapular (mak-u-lo-fntp'-u-iir). Having the i hnn ii i MU •. of a macule and a papula. ..."

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