foveola

noun
fo·​ve·​o·​la | \ fō-ˈvē-ə-lə How to pronounce foveola (audio) \
plural foveolae\ -​ˌlē How to pronounce foveola (audio) \ or foveolas

Medical Definition of foveola

: a small pit specifically : one of the pits in the embryonic gastric mucosa from which the gastric glands develop

Other Words from foveola

foveolar \ -​lər How to pronounce foveola (audio) \ adjective

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“Foveola.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/foveola. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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