maculation


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maculation

(1) The formation of a macule or spot.
(2) A blemish or spot.

maculation

(măk-ū-lā′shŭn) [L. macula, spot]
Process of becoming maculate; development of macules.
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Ezra's unique position, at the crossroads of Jewish history, lends his canonization its enduring divine imprimatur; moreover, Ezra's own prophetic endorsement of the scriptures assures us of their sanctity despite all maculation.
With such a heart, they could only have received and kept the perfect Torah, free of maculation.
Maculation was acknowledged intellectually and addressed practically; however, the text constituted an unalterable divine document surrounded by holiness and reverence.
The awareness of maculation in the transmission of the Torah itself, and of consequent difficulties in interpretation, instills a sense of humility, revealing human frailties and weaknesses so great that God's words were tainted by them - and indicates that whatever human beings touch has the potential for corruption.
We must therefore begin with the premise that the literal surface of the canonical Pentateuch is marred by contradictions, lacunae, and various other maculations whose provenance appears more human than divine.
Four egg parameters were measured: ground color, maculation color, distribution of maculation, and total density of maculation.
Ground and maculation colors were measured from the color images of each egg using the RGB program (Villafuerte and Negro 1998).
We used Discriminate Analysis (DA) to examine the extent of discrimination possible between cowbird eggs and the average grassland passerine egg using the categories of maculation (density and distribution of maculation) and color (ground and maculation color).
Cowbird eggs were indistinguishable in color (ground and maculation combined) from the average grassland passerine egg for this community (DA, [[chi square].
This new species has similar wing pattern and maculation with that of Hannara buloloensis Park sp.
Forewing ground color pale orange; maculation slightly variable; post-median fascia forms distinctly 8-shaped.
They are morphologically characterized by the following characters: second segment of labial palpus longer than third segment, recurved, smooth-scaled; third segment strongly angled, ending in triangularly dilated shaft, more or less clavate in male but longer than the second in female; both wings have similar maculations with well-developed, yellowish-brown fascia.