Macula-lutea definition

lo͝otē-ə
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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.
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An area of especially keen vision on the retina.
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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.
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Macula (yellow spot in the human eye)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
macula-lutea
Plural:
maculae-luteae

Origin of macula-lutea

  • New Latin macula lūtea Latin macula spot Latin lūtea yellow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition