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macule

 [mak´ūl]
a macula.

mac·u·la

, pl.

mac·u·lae

(mak'yū-lă, -ū-lē),
1. A circumscribed flat area, up to 1 cm in diameter, differing perceptibly in color from the surrounding tissue.
See also: spot.
See also: neuroepithelium of macula.
2. A small discolored patch or spot on the skin, neither elevated above nor depressed below the skin's surface.
See also: spot.
See also: neuroepithelium of macula.
3. The neuroepithelial sensory receptors of the utricle and saccule of the vestibular labyrinth collectively.
See also: neuroepithelium of macula. Synonym(s): maculae utriculosaccularis [TA]
Synonym(s): macule, spot (1)
[L. a spot]

macule

/mac·ule/ (mă´kūl) a discolored spot on the skin that is not raised above the surface.

macule

(măk′yo͞ol′)
n.
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. Also called macula.

macule

[mak′yo̅o̅l]
Etymology: L, macula, spot
1 a small flat blemish or discoloration that is level with the skin surface. Examples are freckles and some rashes. Compare papule.
2 a gray scar on the cornea that is visible without magnification. macular, adj.
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Macule

macule

A small, flat, coloured spot, usually understood to mean on a surface, in particular of the skin or mucosal surface.

macule

Medtalk A small flat colored spot. See Coal dust macule.

mac·u·la

, pl. maculae (mak'yū-lă, -lē)
1. A small spot, perceptibly different in color from the surrounding tissue.
2. A small, discolored patch or spot on the skin, neither elevated above nor depressed below the skin's surface.
3. In ocular anatomy, indicates that portion of the retina located within the major vascular arcades, temporal to the optic nerve.
Synonym(s): macule, spot (1) .
[L. a spot]

Macule

A flat, discolored area on the skin.

macule (makˑ·yōōl),

n a nonelevated region of skin that is distinguished by an alteration in color. Also called
macula.

macule

(mak´ūl),
n a lesion that is not elevated above the surface.
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Oral melanotic macule.

macule

see macula.
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A 22-year-old Saudi female, presented with hypopigmented macules over the face after the tenth session of QS 1064-nm Nd:YAG for hair removal within 1 year duration (Figure 1).
While PPD is not frequently encountered in the field of dermatology, it is characterized by petechial macules with chronic erythema in clinics.
Vitiligo is characterized by depigmented macules and patches that are widely and symmetrically distributed.
Cafe-au-lait spots, pigmented, light brown macules located on nerves, with smooth edges (coast of California) (12) http://en.
Prevalence of hypopigmented macules in a healthy population.
This condition differs from vitiligo by its presence from birth, the static nature, and hyperpigmented macules within lesions of piebaldism and on the normal skin, regardless of the specific KIT mutation.
One 1 year after completing treatment, hypopigmented macules developed on her face and hands.
Les trouble-fetes macules de vilenie, commandites a distance par des mediocraties vindicatives, n'ont nullement epargne cet entrain et font tout pour l'emousser.
Segmental neurofibromatosis (SNF) is a rare variant of neurofibromatosis (NF) type 1 characterized by a restricted distribution of cafe-au-lait macules, and/or neurofibromas, and rarely freckling to a single dermatomal segment.
For example, the hyperpigmented macules or pustules that characterize transient neonatal pustular melanosis are reported in 4.
Coal macules, coal nodules, and silicotic nodules were graded into absent, mild, moderate, and severe categories based on the size and profusion of lesions within the tissue sections, as previously described.
4) The initial presentation, 7 - 14 days after first exposure to the offending drug, is erythematous macules and papules starting centrally and spreading peripherally (Fig.