macula-lutea

macula lutea

[mak-yuh-luh loo-tee-uh]
noun, plural maculae luteae [mak-yuh-lee loo-tee-ee, mak-yuh-lahy loo-tee-ahy] .
macula ( def 2b ).

Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin: literally, yellow macula; see macula, luteous

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macula lutea (ˈluːtɪə)
 
n , pl maculae luteae
See also fovea centralis a small yellowish oval-shaped spot, rich in cones, near the centre of the retina of the eye, where vision is especially sharp
 
[New Latin, literally: yellow spot]

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macula lutea macula lu·te·a (lōō'tē-ə)
n. pl. maculae lu·te·ae (lōō'tē-ē')
A minute yellowish area containing the fovea centralis located near the center of the retina of the eye, at which visual perception is most acute. Also called macula retinae, Soemmering's spot, yellow spot.

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