- a small pit or depression at the back of the retina forming the point of sharpest vision.
Origin of fovea centralis
1855–60; < New Latin: central fovea
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- a small depression in the centre of the retina that contains only cone cells and is therefore the area of sharpest vision
Word Origin for fovea centralis
C19: from New Latin: central fovea
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- A depression in the center of the macula of the retina, the area of the most acute vision, where only cones are present and where blood vessels are lacking.central fovea central pit
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