a small pit or depression in a bone or other structure.
- fo·ve·al, adjective
- post·fo·ve·al, adjective
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How to use fovea in a sentence
The eye is only capable of distinguishing 60 PPD in the central region of the retina know as the fovea, with significantly lower sensitivity on the periphery.The Tech That Will Push VR to the Limits of the Human Eye | Edd Gent | September 25, 2022 | Singularity Hub
Cone cells are especially concentrated in the fovea, and work only in bright light.
When the eye focuses on an object, it directs the light bouncing off the object directly onto the fovea to get the best image.
Cones respond to light that has passed through the lens and onto the fovea.
This central part is called the fovea centralis and is the point of acutest vision.
Many birds possess besides this temporal fovea a second fovea nearer the nasal side.
It may well occur, then, that in a movement the image happens to fall on the blind-spot and not on the fovea.Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 | Various
Another significant fact is that the fovea is of little use in very dim light.Psychology | Robert S. Woodworth
The fovea centralis of the human retina is the seat of most acute vision, and in the fovea centralis there are no rods.Old Flies in New Dresses | Charles Edward Walker
British Dictionary definitions for fovea
anatomy any small pit or depression in the surface of a bodily organ or part
See fovea centralis
- foveal, adjective
- foveate or foveated, adjective
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