foveate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fovea +‎ -ate (in various senses).

Adjective[edit]

foveate ‎(comparative more foveate, superlative most foveate)

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • (having depressions): pitted

Verb[edit]

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.

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