[ foh-vee-uh-luh ]
/ foʊˈvi ə lə /

noun, plural fo·ve·o·lae [foh-vee-uh-lee] /foʊˈvi əˌli/. Biology.

a small fovea; a very small pit or depression.

Origin of foveola

1840–50; < New Latin; diminutive of fovea; see -ole1

Related forms

fo·ve·o·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for foveola


/ (fəʊˈviːələ) /

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)

biology a small fovea

Derived Forms

foveolar, adjectivefoveolate (ˈfəʊvɪəˌleɪt) or foveolated, adjective

Word Origin for foveola

C19: from New Latin, diminutive of fovea
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Medicine definitions for foveola


[ fō-vēə-lə ]

n. pl. fo•ve•o•las

A small fovea.

Related forms

fo•veo•lar adj.
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