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fovea (n.)

"depression or shallow pit in a surface," 1849, Latin, literally "small pit," related to favissae "underground reservoirs;" which is of unknown origin, perhaps from Etruscan. Related: Foveal; foveated.

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Definitions of fovea from WordNet

fovea (n.)
area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute;
Synonyms: fovea centralis
From wordnet.princeton.edu