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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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Dermatological examination revealed gray macules with erythematous borders on the chest and proximal aspect of the arms and legs.
Most frequently seen in the hard palate, where it appears as a brown to black macule with irregular borders (21).
Forewing broader than on male, pointed apically but more rounded than on male, termen slightly curved, anal margin nearly straight, black; 3 aligned translucent macules lightly scaled with white angled from mid-costa toward just basad of tornus, broadest macule in discal cell, trapezoidal (narrowest cephalad) extending distad just beyond origin of [CuA.
One to three hypopigmented macules from 1 to 5cm in size with sensory changes and with [+ or -] nerve thickening were diagnosed as indeterminate leprosy.
Natural infestation gave rise to macules frequently associated with the comet sign.
The clinical diagnosis of piebaldism is straightforward based on the presence of a white forelock in the frontal region, the appearance of depigmented macules since birth that stay relatively stable, and the presence of a similar pattern of depigmented macules in other family members.
To start with, an asymptomatic hyper pigmented macule was noted on the right thigh.
After a 3-to 10-day incubation period, a macule or a papule occurs, and then this lesion turns into a nodule.
The skin where the specimens were taken was: diffuse infiltration 36, apparently normal with dysesthesia 3, atrophic 2, hypocromic macule 1, erythematous macule 2, no information 9.
66% of cases had a red zone around the pigmented macule, 16.
Some inherited (and sporadic) lentiginoses such as a labial melanotic macule (J.
A KA--which may be asymptomatic, slightly tender, or pruritic--initially forms as a small red macule and then evolves into a rapidly-growing (over 2-8 weeks) firm papule with scale.