macula lutea

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macula lu·te·a

n. pl. maculae lu·te·ae (lo͞o′tē-ē′)
A minute yellowish area containing the fovea centralis located near the center of the retina of the eye at which visual perception is most acute. Also called yellow spot.

[New Latin macula lūtea : Latin macula, spot + Latin lūtea, yellow.]
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macula lutea

n, pl maculae luteae (ˈluːtɪˌiː)
(Anatomy) a small yellowish oval-shaped spot, rich in cones, near the centre of the retina of the eye, where vision is especially sharp. See also fovea centralis
[New Latin, literally: yellow spot]
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(ˈmæk yə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli) -las.
1. a spot, esp. on the skin.
a. an opaque spot on the cornea.
b. Also called yellow spot. an irregularly oval, yellow-pigmented area on the central retina containing color-sensitive rods and the central point of sharpest vision.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: spot, blemish]
mac′u•lar, adj.
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Noun1.macula lutea - a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed visionmacula lutea - a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
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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mac·u·la lu·te·a

n. mácula lútea, pequeña zona amarillenta situada en el centro de la retina.
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Also located within the retina is the macula lutea (light sensitive area in the center of the retina) that is responsible for sharp central vision.
One eye exhibited a cherry-red spot at the macula lutea (Figure 4).