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macula lutea

[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)
macula (def 2b).
Origin of macula lutea
1840-50; < New Latin: literally, yellow macula; see macula, luteous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In order then to avoid diplopia the macula lutea moves to where the retinal image is formed.

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British Dictionary definitions for macula lutea

macula lutea

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
Word Origin
New Latin, literally: yellow spot
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macula lutea in Medicine

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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