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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.
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Yi Qin of the University of Arizona, for his paper titled, "Design of a Multi-Resolution Foveated Laparoscope.
The fovea is the part of the eye responsible for sharp central vision (also called foveated vision).
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The fovea has the greatest concentration of visual receptor cells (particularly cones), and those cells have the densest connections to post-retinal layers of the visual system, so that places in the visual field that are foveated are visually perceived with greatest resolution.