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a moderately dense opacity of the cornea.
Synonym(s): corneal spot
mac·u·la cor·ne·ae(mak'yū-lă kōr'nē-ē)
A moderately dense opacity of the cornea.
macula(mak'u-la) plural.maculae [L., spot]
1. A small spot or colored area. See: roseola
3. The specialized central region of the retina that surrounds the fovea and contains a high concentration of cone photoreceptors. It is responsible for central vision, fine visual detail, and color vision. It is located anatomically between the superior and inferior temporal vessels of the retina. Synonym: macula lutea retinae; yellow spotmacular (-lar), adjective
The site of the hair cells (receptors) in the wall of the saccule and utricle of the inner ear. These receptors respond to changes in the pull of gravity (position of the head) and generate impulses carried by the vestibular branch of the acoustic nerve. They include the macula sacculi and macula utriculi.
macula acustica sacculiMacula sacculi.
A white mark found on the visceral layer of the peritoneum or epicardium in some contagious diseases.
A glistening white spot on the skin due to atrophy.
A steel-gray or blue stain of epidermis without elevation. It does not disappear on pressure and occurs esp. with pediculosis pubis or flea bites.
A reddened line that becomes deeper and persists for some time when the fingernail is drawn across the skin, esp. in tuberculous meningitis. Synonym: tache cérébrale
An opaque spot in the cornea.
One of several tiny foramina in the wall of the vestibule of the bony labyrinth of the ear through which pass filaments of the acoustic nerve.
A group of cells in the wall of the distal renal tubule, next to the juxtaglomerular cells, that are sensitive to changes in the salt concentration of the filtrate in the tubule.
macula flava laryngis
A small yellow spot at the ventral end of each vocal cord formed by a small mass of elastic tissue or, sometimes, cartilage.
The point on the ovarian follicle where it ruptures.
The germinal area in eggs with large yolks.
A red spot at the orifice of Bartholin's gland; seen in gonococcal vulvitis.
macula lutea retinaeMacula(3).
macula of retina
An oval, light pink area in the center of the retina (and to the temporal side of the optic disk) containing the fovea, the place of highest visual acuity.Synonym: macular area
The site of the hair cells in the saccule; receptors stimulated by the pull of gravity. These cells generate impulses carried by the vestibular branch of the acoustic nerve.
The site of the hair cells in the utricule; receptors stimulated by the pull of gravity. These cells generate impulses carried by the vestibular branch of the acoustic nerve.
pl. maculae [L.]
1. a stain, spot, or thickening;
2. an area distinguishable by color or otherwise from its surroundings. Often used alone to refer to the macula retinae.
3. a macule: a discolored spot on the skin that is not raised above the surface.
4. a corneal scar that can be seen without special optical aids; presenting as a gray spot intermediate between a nebula and a leukoma.
5. macula lutea.
terminations of the vestibulocochlear nerve in the utricle and saccule.
a white atrophic patch on the skin.
a circumscribed opacity of the cornea.
a perforated spot or area; one of three perforated areas (inferior, medial and superior) in the wall of the vestibule of the ear through which branches of the vestibulocochlear nerve pass to the saccule, utricle and semicircular canals.
a zone of heavily nucleated cells in the distal renal tubule.
the point on the surface of a vesicular ovarian follicle where rupture occurs; follicular stigma.
germinal area; the part of the conceptus where the embryo is formed.
inner ear macula
sensory receptor areas in the walls of the utriculus and sacculus which monitor the position of the head relative to gravity; see also macula sacculi, macula utriculi (below).
an irregular yellowish depression on the retina, lateral to and slightly below the optic disk. Called also macula retinae.
see macula lutea (above).
a thickening on the wall of the saccule where the epithelium contains hair cells that receive and transmit vestibular impulses.
a thickening in the wall of the utricle where the epithelium contains hair cells that are stimulated by linear acceleration and deceleration and by gravity.