M m


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [mak-yuh-luh]
    • /ˈmæk yə lə/
    • /mˈakjʊlə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mak-yuh-luh]
    • /ˈmæk yə lə/

Definitions of macular word

  • noun plural macular a spot or blotch, especially on one's skin; macule. 1
  • noun plural macular Ophthalmology. an opaque spot on the cornea. Also called macula lutea, yellow spot. an irregularly oval, yellow-pigmented area on the central retina, containing color-sensitive rods and the central point of sharpest vision. 1
  • noun macular Relating to the macula, the area of the retina responsible for detailed central vision. 1

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Origin of macular

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin: spot, blemish

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Macular


macular popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

macular usage trend in Literature

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