Meaning of macula

mac•u•la

Pronunciation: (mak'yu-lu), [key]
— pl. -lae
  1. a spot or blotch, esp. on one's skin; macule.
    1. an opaque spot on the cornea.
    2. Also calledmacula lutea,yellow spot.an irregularly oval, yellow-pigmented area on the central retina, containing color-sensitive rods and the central point of sharpest vision.
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