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

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“Foveola.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/foveola. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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