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macula lutea

[mak-yuh-luh loo-tee-uh]
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noun, plural mac·u·lae lu·te·ae [mak-yuh-lee loo-tee-ee, mak-yuh-lahy loo-tee-ahy] /ˈmæk yəˌli ˈlu tiˌi, ˈmæk yəˌlaɪ ˈlu tiˌaɪ/.
  1. macula(def 2b).
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Origin of macula lutea

1840–50; < New Latin: literally, yellow macula; see macula, luteous
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British Dictionary definitions for macula lutea

macula lutea

noun plural maculae luteae (ˈluːtɪˌiː)
  1. a small yellowish oval-shaped spot, rich in cones, near the centre of the retina of the eye, where vision is especially sharpSee also fovea centralis
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Word Origin

New Latin, literally: yellow spot
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macula lutea in Medicine

macula lutea

(lōōtē-ə)
n. pl. maculae lu•te•ae (lōōtē-ē′)
  1. A minute yellowish area containing the fovea centralis located near the center of the retina of the eye, at which visual perception is most acute.macula retinae Soemmering's spot yellow spot
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