foveola

[foh-vee-uh-luh]
noun, plural fo·ve·o·lae [foh-vee-uh-lee] /foʊˈvi əˌli/. Biology.
  1. a small fovea; a very small pit or depression.

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 foveolae

foveola

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
  1. 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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foveolae in Medicine

foveola

[fō-vēə-lə]
n. pl. fo•ve•o•las
  1. A small fovea.
Related formsfo•veo•lar adj.
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