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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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In addition, erythematous papules and macules were noted on his face, neck, and extremities.
A physical examination revealed fibromas and hypo- and hyperpigmented macules spread over the body.
Clinically, early skin and mucosal lesions may be difficult to recognise as they appear as faint, red-brown to violet macules.
On examination by her general practitioner no visible opalescent nits or live lice and blue macules at feeding sites were present.
Les deux autres ont ete interpelles au cours de l'enquete et la perquisition de leurs domiciles a conduit a la recuperation des deux armes du crime (couteaux) et des vetements macules du sang de la victime.
SJS/TEN comprises cutaneous adverse reactions ranging from mild erythematous macules to extensive epidermal detachment and mucous membrane erosion.
Skin involvement most commonly presents as urticaria pigmentosa (2,3) with red or pigmented macules that produce hives and itch intensely when stimulated, owing to release of histamine by the collections of MCs.
Guitera P Pellacani G, Crotty KA, et al: The impact of in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy on the diagnostic accuracy of lentigo maligna and equivocal pigmented and nonpigmented macules of the face.
This evaluation looked at ulceration, scaling, rash papules, rash, oedema, redness, macules and continuous redness in all 10 areas, adding to a total score of 40.
Bilateral 8th nerve masses macules that have a maximum seen with appropriate imaging diameter of >5 mm in techniques, such as MRI or CT prepubertal patients and >15 mm in postpubertal patients 2.