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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.
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Origin of foveola

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

OTHER WORDS FROM foveola

fo·ve·o·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for foveola

foveola
/ (fəʊˈviːələ) /

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
biology a small fovea

Derived forms of foveola

foveolar, adjectivefoveolate (ˈfəʊvɪəˌleɪt) or foveolated, adjective

Word Origin for foveola

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

foveola
[ fō-vēə-lə ]

n. pl. fo•ve•o•las
A small fovea.

Other words from foveola

fo•veo•lar adj.
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