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reesetee commented on the word maculae
October 14, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word maculae
pssst... TAG it! :)
Also refers to opaque spots on the cornea of the eye. :-)
"... in astronomy, are dark spots appearing on the luminous faces of the planets; in which sense they stand contradistinguished from faculae."—Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 251
October 11, 2008