macule

(redirected from macules)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

macule

 [mak´ūl]
a macula.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

macule

A small, flat, coloured spot, usually understood to mean on a surface, in particular of the skin or mucosal surface.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

macule

Medtalk A small flat colored spot. See Coal dust macule.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Macule

A flat, discolored area on the skin.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Clinically, it appears as an irregular grey to black macule. It is mandatory to differentiate this lesion from melanoma since it commonly occurs on the palate.
MAS is a rare syndrome, diagnosed by the presence of at least two of three following lesions: poly/monostotic fibrous dysplasia, cutaneous pigmented macules, and hypersecretory endocrinopathies (1,2).
Skin tumors --Plexiform neurofibromas (deep nerve tumors) --Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (cancer from a nerve tumor) --Optic gliomas (tumors behind the eye) --Cafe-au-lait macules (birth marks associated with NF1) --Learning disability (learning problems) 8.
It was decided to start handling with light narrow-band ultraviolet B, there was an improvement in the psoriasis lesions approximately 70%; however the depigmented macules were still present.
Ventral forewing duller than dorsum, distinctly brown caudad of [CuA.sub.2]; white macules of dorsum repeated, additional narrow blue-white macules in [R.sub.1]-[R.sub.2], extending just distad of distal end of macule in discal cell and in Sc-[R.sub.1] extending well distad of distal end of that macule; pale blue macule at base of costa; postbasal band faint, most prominent in discal cell (especially on paratype); thin line of pale blue scales at distal end of discal cell; submarginal pale blue macules similar to those on dorsum, that in [CuA.sub.2]-2A doubled (not on paratype); pale blue macule in anal cell as on dorsum.
White, blue, and red discoloration of the fingers is seen in Raynaud's phenomenon rather than the fixed erythematous to violaceous macules, papules, or nodules seen in pernio.
Lichen nitidus presents with pink macules as seen in our case; however, the dermoscopic appearance is one of elevated, shiny macules with radial ridges, and a surrounding reddish vascular network (6).
On examination 2 mm hypopigmented lichenoid macules were noted coalescing into a linear patch on the dorsal aspect of the patient's right forearm (Figures 1 and 2).
Additional features included dystopia canthorum, synophrys, broad nasal root, and vitiligo like patches over limbs, brown macules over face and hypoplastic nasal alae (Figure 7 and 8).
(3) NF1 is characterized by multiple cafe-au-lait macules, axillary freckling, neurofibromas, and Lisch nodules (pigmented iris hamartomas).
The cutaneous lesions are mainly flat warts, reddish-brown scaly macules resembling tinea versicolor or pityriasis rosea.