Meaning of FACULA in English


ˈfakyələ noun

( plural facu·lae -yəˌlē)

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, small torch, diminutive of fac-, fax torch

: any of the bright regions of the sun's photosphere seen most easily near the sun's edge and occurring most frequently in proximity to sunspots

• fac·u·lar -lə(r) adjective

• fac·u·lous -ləs adjective

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