ma·jus·cule (mə-jŭskyl, măjə-skyl′)
A large letter, either capital or uncial, used in writing or printing.
[French, from Latin māiusculus, somewhat larger, diminutive of māior, greater; see meg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
ma·juscule, ma·juscu·lar (mə-jŭskyə-lər) adj.
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