From fovea + -ate (in various senses).
foveate (comparative more foveate, superlative most foveate)
- (anatomy, of a bone or organ) Having slight depressions or pits.
foveate (third-person singular simple present foveates, present participle foveating, simple past and past participle foveated)
- (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.