fovea centralis

[ sen-trey-lis ]

nounOphthalmology.
  1. a small pit or depression at the back of the retina forming the point of sharpest vision.

Origin of fovea centralis

1
1855–60; <New Latin: central fovea

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fovea centralis

/ (sɛnˈtrɑːlɪs) /


noun
  1. a small depression in the centre of the retina that contains only cone cells and is therefore the area of sharpest vision

Origin of fovea centralis

1
C19: from New Latin: central fovea

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