maculae maculae

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  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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