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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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Foveae palatinae, commonly written as fovea palatine or palatine fovea, are two small pits or depressions in the posterior aspect of the palatal mucosa, one on each side of the midline, at or near the attachment of the soft palate to the hard palate.
Hard exudates within 500 micron of the fovea, if associated with adjacent retinal thickening.
A macular hole (MH) is a full-thickness neuroretinal defect or break of the fovea, most of which are considered idiopathic.
But, doing so also reduces "resolution" because the lens is designed to focus light on the fovea.
4); anterior and posterior frontal foveae present, anterior frontal fovea covered by rostrum (Fig.
In this protocol, manual measurement of the outer retinal layer thickness (OLT) was performed at a point in the central fovea from internal limiting membrane (ILM) to the apex of retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) by an ophtalmologist who was blinded to the primary diagnosis and drug consumption properties of the subjects.
The fovea is the part of the eye responsible for sharp central vision (also called foveated vision).
In this study, the common anatomical variations found among the 360 CT scans evaluated were Pneumatized Agger nasi cells, Concha bullosa, Asymmetry ethmoidal roof, Haller cells, Asymmetry of ethmoid fovea, Anterior ethmoidal artery canal, Paradoxical bending of middle turbinate, Suprabullar Cells, Infrabullar Cells, and Onodi cells.