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or fo·ve·at·ed

[foh-vee-it, -eyt or foh-vee-ey-tid]
adjective Biology.
  1. having foveae; pitted.
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Origin of foveate

First recorded in 1850–55; fove(a) + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for foveate

Historical Examples

  • Lateral foveolae: in Orthoptera: foveate depressions on the margins of the vertex near the front border of the eye.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

foveate in Medicine


(fōvē-āt′, -ĭt)
  1. Foveolate.
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