Macule vs. Papule

Macule vs. Papule — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Macule and Papule

Maculenoun

Variant of mackle.

Papulenoun

A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus.

Maculenoun

A discolored spot or area on the skin that is not elevated above the surface and is characteristic of certain conditions, such as smallpox, purpura, or roseola. Also called macula.

Papulenoun

A small, inflammatory, irritated spot on the skin, similar in appearance to a pimple, but not containing pus.

Maculenoun

A blurred or double impression in printing.

Papulenoun

a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)

Maculeverb

To blur or double (a printed impression).

Maculeverb

To become blurred.

Maculenoun

A spot.

Maculenoun

A blur or an appearance of a double impression, as when the paper slips a little during printing.

Maculeverb

(printing) To blur or be blurred; especially to blur or double an impression from type.

Maculenoun

a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases