foveola

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

a small fovea; a very small pit or depression.

Nearby words

  1. fouter,
  2. fovea,
  3. fovea centralis,
  4. foveate,
  5. foveation,
  6. foveolate,
  7. foveole,
  8. foveolet,
  9. fowey,
  10. fowl

Origin of foveola

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

Related formsfo·ve·o·lar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for foveola

foveola

/ (fəʊˈviːələ) /

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)

biology a small fovea
Derived Formsfoveolar, adjectivefoveolate (ˈfəʊvɪəˌleɪt) or foveolated, adjective

Word Origin for foveola

C19: from New Latin, diminutive of fovea

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Medicine definitions for foveola

foveola

[ fō-vēə-lə ]

n. pl. fo•ve•o•las

A small fovea.
Related formsfo•veo•lar adj.


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