noun, plural fo·ve·ae [foh-vee-ee] /ˈfoʊ viˌi/. Biology.
Origin of fovea
Examples from the Web for fovea
This central part is called the fovea centralis and is the point of acutest vision.
It may well occur, then, that in a movement the image happens to fall on the blind-spot and not on the fovea.
The name Fovea, given to the constellation by Bayer, signifies a pit where corn was deposited.Astronomical Curiosities|J. Ellard Gore
It is exactly that line which joins the point fixed with the centre of the fovea centralis.Schweigger on Squint|C. Schweigger
The fovea has no rods and hence is of little use in very faint light.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
British Dictionary definitions for fovea
noun plural -veae (-vɪˌiː)
Word Origin for fovea
Word Origin and History for fovea
1849, from Latin fovea "small pit," related to favissae "underground reservoirs;" of unknown origin, perhaps from Etruscan.