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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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Central fusion is driven by the foveae and forms the basis of fine stereopsis.
By definition, the object stimulates both foveae and as they are corresponding retinal points, Cyclopean projection of the image is in the direction of the object.
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to determine the reliability of foveae palatinae for locating the position of the vibrating line in edentulous patients.
Against the general background of PAS-positive secretion produced by the epitheliocytes of superficial-foveolar epithelium, the appearance of alcyanophil secretion overlapping the mucosa in the gaps between single foveae in 3.3% of the histologic specimens of group 2 drew attention (Figure 1).
4); anterior and posterior frontal foveae present, anterior frontal fovea covered by rostrum (Fig.
T2 longer than wide (16:13), smooth except for three slightly dull basal foveae which reach less than 0.2 of length.
Measures and abbreviations used include: F1--F11, first and subsequent flagellomeres; POC (post-ocellar distance) is the distance between the internal margins of the posterior ocellus; OOC (ocellus-ocular distance) is the distance between the external margin of the lateral ocellus and the internal margin of the compound eye; COC (ocellar distance) is the distance between the lateral and frontal ocellus; the diameter of the lateral ocellus is the biggest one of this organ; the transfacial line is the distance between the internal margin of the compound eyes measures at the antennal foveae. For the adults length, the maximum and minimum value of the individuals studied is indicated.
The batter continues to follow the ball with peripheral vision, letting the ball catch up to the foveae. The batter then resumes smooth-pursuit tracking with the image of the ball on the foveae.
Vergence movements rotate the eyes in opposite directions and allow the images of a single object to be placed simultaneously on both foveae. Fusional vergence movements place the target on corresponding retinal points (eg, the fovea) in both eyes so that the image "fuses" or is seen as one object.
Scutellar foveae in anterior part with 2 or 3 internal short longitudinal carinae dividing the anterior area of each fovea, scutellar foveae smooth with few irregular sculpture near its posterior margin (Fig.
truncatilabris in having the foveae narrower below (taking about 0.33 of the distance between eye and midline of the face; in A.