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foveola

 [fo-ve´o-lah] (pl. fove´olae) (L.)
a minute pit or depression.
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fo·ve·o·la

, pl.

fo·ve·o·lae

(fō-vē'ō-lă, -lē), [TA] Avoid the mispronunciation foveo'la. Do not confuse this word with faveolus.
A minute fovea or pit.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. fovea, pit]
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foveola

(fō-vē′ə-lə)
n. pl. foveo·lae (-lē′) or foveo·las
A small fovea.
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fo·ve·o·la

, pl. foveolae (fō-vē'ō-lă, -ē) [TA]
A minute fovea or pit.
[Mod. L. dim. of L. fovea, pit]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

foveola

The base of the fovea centralis with a diameter of about 0.35 mm (or about 1º of the visual field). The image of the point of fixation is formed on the foveola in the normal eye. The foveola contains cone cells only (rod-free area). The foveal avascular zone is slightly larger (about 0.5 mm in diameter) (Fig. F9). Syn. fovea (term often used by clinicians). See eccentricity; fixation; umbo.
Fig. F9 Cross-section of the retina showing the fovea centralis and foveola (rod-free area)enlarge picture
Fig. F9  Cross-section of the retina showing the fovea centralis and foveola (rod-free area)
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann