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yellow spot

yellow spot

(Anatomy) anatomy another name for macula lutea


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellow spot - any of several fungous or viral diseases characterized by yellow spotting on the leaves
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
tomato streak - disease of a wide range of plants (tomatoes, potatoes, peas) resulting from a mixed infection of potato and tomato mosaic
2.yellow spot - a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed visionyellow spot - 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

yel·low spot

n. mácula lútea.
References in classic literature ?
The scaly body was covered with black and yellow spots about a foot in diameter and irregular in contour.
There’s old Hector”— patting with affection a tall hound of black and yellow spots, with white belly and legs, that just then came in on the scent, accompanied by the slut he had mentioned; “see where the wolves bit his throat, the night I druv them from the venison that was smoking on the chimney top—that dog is more to be trusted than many a Christian man; for he never forgets a friend, and loves the hand that gives him bread,”
He was much over-dressed, in a gaudy vest of many colors, a blue neckerchief, bedropped gayly with yellow spots, and arranged with a flaunting tie, quite in keeping with the general air of the man.
She gave me the hatchet and told me to take a hack at the boulder, which I did, again and again, for yellow spots sprang up from under every blow.
Glegg's slate-colored silk gown must have been; but from certain constellations of small yellow spots upon it, and a mouldy odor about it suggestive of a damp clothes-chest, it was probable that it belonged to a stratum of garments just old enough to have come recently into wear.
A photograph shared by Wilkinson showed the visible yellow spot on the plane's gray seat.
Also look for a yellow spot (called a 'field spot' because it is where the melon sat in the field and ripened in the sun) on one side--a white spot or no spot indicates that the melon is underripe,
Icflix and Yellow Spot Productions will collaborate to stream an early years 3Danimation series titled Super Geek Heroes.
The macula is the yellow spot in the central retina that is responsible for detailed central vision and the yellow color is the result of high concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin.
2]-2A and from 3A to anal margin; a basal large bright yellow spot from the base of the wing to the first third of costa; 2 discal large bright yellow spots from costal margin to Rs, covered by rufous brown scales at the center; discal cell crossed longitudinally by a white stripe that covers dcm and dci, then a thin line extending on [M.
8 in SL; no sexual dichromatism; mid-dorsal, neon blue stripe on head; irregular orange bands on side of snout and cheek; prominent yellow and blue-margined black spot on middle of operculum; about 16-18 short brown bars along middle of side; first dorsal fin blue except pale yellow basally, row of large, irregular yellow spots (one between each spine) just below middle of fin, and tip of each spine yellow; second dorsal fin blue with pair of yellow stripes; anal fin mainly yellow except blue on distal third; caudal fin blue with large yellow spot medially at base from which pale yellow rays radiate posteriorly; pectoral fins with pair of large yellow spots at base and neon blue marking on uppermost part of base.
The macular is an oval-shaped highly pigmented yellow spot near the centre of the retina.