Definition of fovea
foveaeplay \ˈfō-vē-ˌē, -vē-ˌī\
fovealplay \ˈfō-vē-əl\ adjective
foveateplay \ˈfō-vē-ˌāt, -ət\ adjective
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Larger numbers of photoreceptors and retinal ganglion cells in the fovea — the center part of our eyes — help produce extremely high-res, three-dimensional static images.
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Origin and Etymology of fovea
New Latin, from Latin, pit
First Known Use: 1849
Medical Definition of fovea
foveae\-vē-ˌē, -vē-ˌī\play play
1: a small fossa
2 or fovea centralis \-sen-ˈtral-əs, -ˈträl-, -ˈtrāl-\: a small depression in the center of the macula that contains only cones and constitutes the area of maximum visual acuity
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