macula lutea

[ mak-yuh-luh -loo-tee-uh ]
/ ˈmæk yə lə ˈlu ti ə /

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/.

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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
/ (ˈluːtɪə) /

noun plural maculae luteae (ˈluːtɪˌiː)

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

Word Origin for macula lutea

New Latin, literally: yellow spot
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Medical definitions for macula lutea

macula lutea
[ lōōtē-ə ]

n. pl. maculae lu•te•ae (lōōtē-ē′)

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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