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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute [syn: fovea, fovea centralis]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural foveae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, pit Date: 1849 1. a small fossa 2. a small rodless area of the retina that affords acute vision see eye illustration foveal adjective foveate adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. foveae) Anat. a small depression or pit, esp. the pit in the retina of the eye for focusing images. Derivatives: foveal adj. foveate adj. Etymology: L

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fovea Fo"ve*a, n.; pl. Fove[ae]. [L., a small pit.] A slight depression or pit; a fossa.



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