macula lutea

macula lu·tea

noun \-ˈlüt-ē-ə\
plural maculae lu·te·ae \-ē-ˌē, -ē-ˌī\

Definition of MACULA LUTEA

: a small yellowish area lying slightly lateral to the center of the retina that constitutes the region of maximum visual acuity and is made up almost wholly of retinal cones—called also yellow spot

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