macula luteamacula lu·te·a
an area of especially keen vision on the retina
Origin of macula luteaModL, literally , luteous spot
nounpl. maculae lu·te·ae,
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. Also called yellow spot .
Origin of macula luteaNew Latin macula lūtea Latin macula spot Latin lūtea yellow
(plural maculae luteae)
- macula (yellow spot in the human eye)