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 l&umacron;tea : Latin macula, spot + Latin l&umacron;tea, yellow.
(plural maculae luteae)
- macula (yellow spot in the human eye)