Fovea-centralis



[sen-trey-lis] /sɛnˈtreɪ lɪs/

noun, Ophthalmology.
1.
a small pit or depression at the back of the retina forming the point of sharpest vision.
/sɛnˈtrɑːlɪs/
noun
1.
a small depression in the centre of the retina that contains only cone cells and is therefore the area of sharpest vision

fovea centralis fovea cen·tra·lis (sěn-trā’lĭs)
n.
A depression in the center of the macula of the retina, the area of the most acute vision, where only cones are present and where blood vessels are lacking. Also called central fovea, central pit.

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