- Archaic a spotting or being spotted
- a spot; blemish
- the pattern of spots on an animal or plant
Origin of maculationClassical Latin maculatio: see maculate
- Markings in the form of spots on an organism: a thorax with pale maculation.
- Archaic The act of spotting or staining or the condition of being spotted or stained.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.