maculae maculae


  1. (n) a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
  2. (n) a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
  3. (n) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases


  1. The great cyclopean eye, however, will regain stereoscopic vision by developing two maculae spots of sharpest vision in the one eye, just in the fashion in which many birds .
  2. Many nevertheless possess stereoscopic vision which they get by virtue of the fact that they have two maculae .
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