foveola [foh-vee-uh-luh] Word Origin 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for foveolae foveola noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)

  1. biology a small fovea

Derived Formsfoveolar, adjectivefoveolate (ˈfəʊvɪəˌleɪt) or foveolated, adjectiveWord Origin for foveola C19: from New Latin, diminutive of fovea Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 foveolae in Medicine foveola [fō-vē′ə-lə] n. pl. fo•ve•o•las

  1. A small fovea.

Related formsfo•ve′o•lar adj. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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