Fovea



[foh-vee-uh] /ˈfoʊ vi ə/

noun, plural foveae
[foh-vee-ee] /ˈfoʊ viˌi/ (Show IPA). Biology.
1.
a small pit or depression in a bone or other structure.
/ˈfəʊvɪə/
noun (pl) -veae (-vɪˌiː)
1.
(anatomy) any small pit or depression in the surface of a bodily organ or part
2.
See fovea centralis
n.

1849, from Latin fovea “small pit,” related to favissae “underground reservoirs;” of unknown origin, perhaps from Etruscan.

fovea fo·ve·a (fō’vē-ə)
n. pl. fo·ve·ae (-vē-ē’)

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