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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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The foveal region is not as intact as normal, and regeneration is starting to occur.
Foveal renderings would allow systems to track a user's eye movements, and provide much higher resolution in specific areas of visual focus, rather than across the entire display, he said.
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Fundus Florescence Angiography was done to identify margins of foveal avascular zone, to rule out macular ischemia and determine the boundaries for macular grid laser application.
present a case of bilateral isolated foveal hypoplasia in which multimodal imaging techniques were used to confirm the diagnosis.
Natural course of choroidal neovascular membranes within the foveal avascular zone in senile macular degeneration.
1-8] As soon as the foveal region is affected by macular oedema, central visual acuity (VA) drops, leading to a progressive, or acute, painless loss in vision.
Central foveal thickness (CFT) and mean foveal volume (MFV) on OCT (SD 3D OCT-2000 Topcon(r)) was recorded at pre-operative, and 1st and 6th week post-operative follow-up.
OCT results were related into three groups (1) Vitreo foveal traction: at the center of macula (fig-1a) (2) Extra foveal traction: vitreoretinal traction elsewhere at the posterior pole in between vascular arcades (3) Epi retinal membrane: diagnosed as difference in the brightness of surface tissues (fig-1b).
Our modeling will be critically tested on an autonomously learning humanoid robot, equipped with binocular foveal vision and human-like audition.
For instance, within the superior colliculus (SC) -- a midbrain area that initiates eye movements to peripheral stimuli directly based on input from the eyes -, much more neural tissue is dedicated to processing foveal signals than to processing peripheral signals.