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  • n. Plural form of macula.


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  • Basically the ideas here were that the sun has spots (maculae) and rotated in circular motion, and, most importantly Venus had phases just like the moon, which was the spatial key to physically locating Venus as being between the Sun and the earth, and as revolving around the Sun.

    Galileo Galilei

  • Idem maculae in ungulis nigrae, lites, rixas, melancholiam significant, ab humore in corde tali.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • These become fused into crimson, slightly raised maculae, which in severe cases become further fused into red thickened patches, in which the papules can still be felt and sometimes seen.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • (* 4) Havelius writes that he has several times found, in skies perfectly clear, when even stars of the sixth and seventh magnitude were conspicuous, that, at the same altitude of the moon, at the same elongation from the earth, and with one and the same excellent telescope, the moon and its maculae did not appear equally lucid at all times.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 1

  • So that the blood stasis was formed under the skin and the blood stasis caused the red maculae and papules all over the body. Recent Updates

  • Chief Complaint: Red maculae and strong itching of whole body for a long time. Recent Updates

  • There were many large pieces of red maculae on the skin of whole body, in which there were many groups of crowded papules. Recent Updates

  • Effect Observation: After taking the decoction, the strong itching sensation was relieved greatly, most of red maculae and papules on the skin of head, neck, chest, back and both hands and arms all disappeared. Recent Updates

  • History of Present Illness: The patient got many large pieces of red maculae and itching sensation on the skin of whole body without any obvious causes, there were many groups of crowded papules in the affected region. Recent Updates

  • The regions of the red maculae became more and more than before, the colour of the affected skin got darker and darker, the itching sensation was too severe for her to bear. Recent Updates


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  • Pushy. ;-)

    October 14, 2008

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    October 14, 2008

  • Also refers to opaque spots on the cornea of the eye. :-)

    October 14, 2008

  • "... 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