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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.