fovea

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fovea (ditch, pit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fovea f (genitive foveae); first declension

  1. pit
  2. snare, pitfall

Inflection[edit]

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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