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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin macula. Doublet of mancha, malha, mágoa, and mangra.

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NounEdit

mácula f (plural máculas)

  1. stain (discoloured spot or area)
    Synonyms: mancha, nódoa
  2. blemish (small flaw which spoils the appearance of something)
    Synonym: defeito
  3. (figuratively) stain; blemish (a flaw on one’s character or reputation)
    Synonym: estigma
  4. (ophthalmology) macula (oval-shaped pigmented area near the centre of the retina)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin macula. Doublet of mancha.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mácula f (plural máculas)

  1. (anatomy) macula (spot near the center of the retina)
    Synonym: mácula lútea
  2. (poetic) stain (discolored spot or area)
    Synonym: mancha

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