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fo·ve·a

 (fō′vē-ə)
n. pl. fo·ve·ae (-vē-ē′)
1. A small cuplike depression or pit in a bone or organ.
2. The fovea centralis.

[Latin, small pit.]

fo′ve·al (-əl), fo′ve·ate′ (-āt′) adj.
fo′ve·i·form′ (-ə-fôrm′) adj.

fovea

(ˈfəʊvɪə)
n, pl -veae (-vɪˌiː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any small pit or depression in the surface of a bodily organ or part
2. (Anatomy) See fovea centralis
[C19: from Latin: a small pit]
ˈfoveal adj
ˈfoveate, ˈfoveˌated adj

fo•ve•a

(ˈfoʊ vi ə)

n., pl. -ve•ae (-viˌi)
1. a small pit or depression, as in a bone.
[1840–50; < Latin: pit]
fo′ve•al, adj.

fovea

A small pit, especially that in the retina where vision is clearest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fovea - area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
retina - the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
Translations
fovéa

fo·ve·a

n. fóvea, fosa o depresión pequeña, esp. en referencia a la fosa central de la retina.
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4); anterior and posterior frontal foveae present, anterior frontal fovea covered by rostrum (Fig.
Ophthalmoscopic examination may reveal granular pigmentary changes in the form of bull's-eye maculopathy with a circle of RPE atrophy surrounding the central fovea.
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Pathology within 1 disc diameter of the centre of the fovea is particularly significant (Fig.
The tester identified the retinal location where the participant maintained fixation, either at the fovea or at a PRL in an eccentric retinal position.
The area around the eyes contains minute bits of important information, which require the high resolution processing close to the fovea, whereas features like the mouth are larger and can be read without a direct gaze.
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He stated that partial or total blindness is caused by the malformation or non-formation of the fovea which causes bad sight.
Our results show that the retinal thickness of the macula is higher in restrictive-type anorectic patients than in binge-purge type patients, which means that the anatomical impairment of the fovea is greater in the AN binge-purge type," the researchers wrote.
The retina thins and is called the fovea (Latin for "pit") at the center of vision.
Examples in support of the general view are drawn from the neurophysiology of vision, but the examples are arguable; for example, it is, indeed, the case that retinal rods greatly exceed the number of optic nerve fibers carrying impulses arising from rod-function; but it is also the case that the ratio of cones to optic nerve fibers in the fovea is just about 1.