fovea centralis

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fovea cen·tra·lis

A small depression near the center of the retina, constituting the area of most acute vision.

[New Latin fovea centrālis : Latin fovea, small pit + Latin centrālis, central.]

fovea centralis

(Anatomy) a small depression in the centre of the retina that contains only cone cells and is therefore the area of sharpest vision
[C19: from New Latin: central fovea]

fo′vea cen•tra′lis

(sɛnˈtreɪ lɪs)
a small rodless area near the center of the retina in some vertebrates that allows particularly acute vision.
[1855–60; < New Latin: central fovea]
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Noun1.fovea centralis - 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
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19) Additionally, loss or weakness of the junctions performing this barrial function was found in fovea centralis.
5) In our study, despite being with lower coefficiency values, we found negative and significant correlations between the thicknesses of retinal layer measured at 1 mm distant to fovea centralis and drug consumption duration, cumulative dose of drug, dose of drug per kilogram of actual and lean body masses.