American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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.
- n. An opaque spot on the cornea.
- n. The macula lutea.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spot; a blotch. Specifically
- n. anatomy An oval yellow spot near the center of the retina of the human eye, histologically defined as having two or more layers of ganglion cells, responsible for detailed central vision.
- n. A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb.
- n. A rather large spot or blotch of color.
- n. In planetary geology, an unusually dark area on the surface of a planet or moon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A spot, as on the skin, or on the surface of the sun or of some other luminous orb; called also
- n. (Zoöl.) A rather large spot or blotch of color.
- n. a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
- n. a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
- n. a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
- From Latin macula ("spot, stain"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yellow and orange foods helps the eye (vision) the retinal macula is yellowish/orange in color so this helps Macular Degeneration, blues and red food helps the heart and circulatory conditions.”
“And right in the middle of that, the highest priced real estate, is actually something known as the macula, which is the very back of the eye.”
“The disease strikes the center of the retina, called the macula, which is especially important for reading, watching television, and recognizing faces.”
“The disease, according to the Mayo Clinic, is "marked by the deterioration of the macula, which is in the center of the retina -- the layer of tissue on the inside back wall of your eyeball.”
“Wet age-related macular degeneration gradually destroys central vision by damaging the macula, which is located in the back of the eye and allows sharp vision of fine detail.”
“To clarify: the macula is the name of the small area on the retina that contains the greatest concentration of our photoreceptors, "macular" is the adjective.”
“It gradually destroys central vision by damaging the macula, which is located in the back of the eye and allows sharp vision of fine detail.”
“And it's this area over here called the macula that is so important.”
“The macula is a small dimple that is responsible for central vision, required for focused activities like writing, sewing, driving, and for distinguishing color.”
“The macula is a small dimple on the retina that is responsible for fine vision.”
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