fovea


fo·vea

noun \ˈfō-vē-ə\
plural fo·ve·ae \-vē-ˌē, -vē-ˌī\

Definition of FOVEA

1
:  a small fossa
2
:  a small rodless area of the retina that affords acute vision — see eye illustration
fo·ve·al \-vē-əl\ adjective
fo·ve·ate \-vē-ˌāt, -ət\ adjective

Origin of FOVEA

New Latin, from Latin, pit
First Known Use: 1849

fo·vea

noun \ˈfō-vē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fo·ve·ae \-vē-ˌē, -vē-ˌī\

Medical Definition of FOVEA

1
: a small fossa
2
: a small rodless area of the retina that affords acute vision
fo·ve·al \-vē-əl\ adjective
fo·ve·ate \-vē-ˌāt, -ət\ adjective

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