Medical Dictionary

macula lutea

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

Medical 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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