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yellow spot

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yellow spot

(Anatomy) anatomy another name for macula lutea
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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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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
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yel·low spot

n. mácula lútea.
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The scaly body was covered with black and yellow spots about a foot in diameter and irregular in contour.
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.
Thrips are also vectors of the iris yellow spot virus.AVAILABILITY OF NITROGENThrips also affect garlic, but they are not a major threat to the crop as they are to onions.
The glowing yellow spot at the bottom of the picture is the larger culprit galaxy, NGC 4490, which is thought to have sideswiped NGC 4485 millions of years ago.
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 distinctiveness of the same yellow spot is different within the solid and dashed regions.
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.
Fundus examination showed evidence of papilloedema and a round pale yellow spot near the optic disc (Figure 1).
The underside should have a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.