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fovea

See also: fovéa

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fovea (ditch, pit).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fovea (plural foveas or foveae or foveæ)

  1. (anatomy) A slight depression or pit in a bone or organ.
  2. (anatomy) The retinal fovea, or fovea centralis, responsible for sharp central vision.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰow- (pit, hole).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fovea f (genitive foveae); first declension

  1. pit
  2. snare, pitfall

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fovea foveae
genitive foveae foveārum
dative foveae foveīs
accusative foveam foveās
ablative foveā foveīs
vocative fovea foveae

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