fovea

(redirected from foveal)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
3 letters of the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study chart, and a trend toward decreased foveal thickness of -48 om at 24 weeks (average of all patient data up to injection or dropout).
Recommended photopic illuminance levels are functionally based on foveal visual performance; (1) they are not directly relevant for helping people feel safe in a parking lot or helping seniors sleep better.
The average decrease in central foveal thickness (CFT) was 167 microns, while in 15 eyes (54%) CFT decreased to below 300 microns.
Based on morphological study, these morphospecies also have different foveal patterns, and cannot be assigned to other existing faronite genera.
The longitudinal axis of the forearm passes from the radial head to the foveal sulcus of the ulna at the base of the ulnar styloid.
Colouration in ethanol: As in male, but dorsal prosoma with patches fused with darker eye region to bands, excluding the foveal anterior patch and lateral patches.
1,3,4) Anti-malarial-induced ocular toxicity is characterized by bilateral pigmentary alteration of the macula, often sparing the foveal centre (bull's eye maculopathy).
Data involving fixation, defined as maintaining a foveal image, in individuals with TBI have not been well studied, in part due to technical difficulties in measurement; however, advances in both technology and data processing have overcome this.
2000) Response of choroidal blood flow in the foveal region to hyperoxia and hyperoxia-hypercapnia.
According to the modern psychology, there is no information difference between form and length of Chinese characters to trigger off the foveal vision, and so the Chinese readers need to concentrate on smaller meaning groups; namely, when reading, they need to gaze at each individual Chinese character for longer periods of time and slow down reading.
During development, decreased melanin synthesis in the retinal pigment epithelium results in foveal hypoplasia and dysregulation of adjacent retinal ganglion cells, and consequently, misrouted decussation of the nerve fibres connecting the retina to the brain at the optic chiasm.