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From fovea +‎ -ate.







foveate (comparative more foveate, superlative most foveate)

  1. (anatomy, of a bone or organ) Having slight depressions or pits.
    Synonym: pitted



foveate (third-person singular simple present foveates, present participle foveating, simple past and past participle foveated)

  1. (transitive) To angle one's eyes such that the foveae are directed at (an object in one's field of view), the fovea being the portion of the retina responsible for sharp central vision.
    • 2020 December 22, Ben Welch, quoting Chuck Leonard, “What is football intelligence and can players develop it?”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      “Tracking an object requires the person to first move their head and eyes to the target, which always results in a slight overshoot, then quickly flick the eyes back to foveate on the target [get the target centred on the optic nerve][sic],” says Dr Leonard.

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