[mak-yuh-luh loo-tee-uh] /ˈmæk yə lə ˈlu ti ə/

noun, plural maculae luteae
[mak-yuh-lee loo-tee-ee, mak-yuh-lahy loo-tee-ahy] /ˈmæk yəˌli ˈlu tiˌi, ˈmæk yəˌlaɪ ˈlu tiˌaɪ/ (Show IPA)
(def 2b).
noun (pl) maculae luteae (ˈluːtɪˌiː)
a small yellowish oval-shaped spot, rich in cones, near the centre of the retina of the eye, where vision is especially sharp See also fovea centralis

macula lutea macula lu·te·a (lōō’tē-ə)
n. pl. maculae lu·te·ae (lōō’tē-ē’)
A minute yellowish area containing the fovea centralis located near the center of the retina of the eye, at which visual perception is most acute. Also called macula retinae, Soemmering’s spot, yellow spot.


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