foveate

foveate

[foh-vee-it, -eyt]
adjective Biology.
having foveae; pitted.
Also, foveated.


Origin:
1850–55; fove(a) + -ate1

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fovea (ˈfəʊvɪə)
 
n , pl -veae
1.  anatomy any small pit or depression in the surface of a bodily organ or part
2.  See fovea centralis
 
[C19: from Latin: a small pit]
 
'foveal
 
adj
 
'foveate
 
adj
 
'foveated
 
adj

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foveate fo·ve·ate (fō'vē-āt', -ĭt)
adj.
Foveolate.

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