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macula lutea

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noun macula lu·tea \-ˈlü-tē-ə\

Definition of macula lutea

plural

maculae luteae

play \-tē-ˌē, -tē-ˌī\
  1. :  a small yellowish area lying slightly lateral to the center of the retina that constitutes the region of maximum visual acuity —called also yellow spot



Origin and Etymology of macula lutea

New Latin, literally, yellow spot


First Known Use: 1848


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macula lutea

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noun macula lu·tea \-ˈlüt-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of macula lutea

plural

maculae luteae

\-ē-ˌē, -ē-ˌī\play play
  1. :  macula 2b




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