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[foh-vee-uh-luh] /foʊˈvi ə lə/
noun, plural foveolae
[foh-vee-uh-lee] /foʊˈvi əˌli/ (Show IPA).
a small fovea; a very small pit or depression.
Origin of foveola
1840-50; < New Latin; diminutive of fovea; see -ole1
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foveolar, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː)
(biology) a small fovea
Derived Forms
foveolar, adjective
foveolate (ˈfəʊvɪəˌleɪt), foveolated, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, diminutive of fovea
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foveola in Medicine

foveola fo·ve·o·la (fō-vē'ə-lə)
n. pl. fo·ve·o·las or fo·ve·o·lae (-lē')
A small fovea.

fo·ve'o·lar adj.
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