Definition of macule in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmakyo͞ol/


Another term for macula.
Example sentences
  • The lesions first appear as macules or papules distributed in a dermatomal pattern, which progress into vesicles, then pustules, and, finally, crusts.
  • The skin lesions are nonpalpable macules that may persist for months to years and are typically asymptomatic except for the cosmetic appearance.
  • Impetigo is characterized by red macules and vesicles that can rupture with purulent exudates.


Late 15th century: from French, or from Latin macula 'spot'.

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Syllabification: mac·ule

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