The fovea is a small spot on the retina of the eye that is responsible for focusing on objects close to the eye.

  • The fovea is the spot on the retina that is responsible for close focus.

Definition of fovea


area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute


fovea centralis

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Example Sentences for fovea

  • 1

    See fovea The string with beads.

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    But the resolution within the fovea is better.

  • 3

    The center of this circular area is the fovea.

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    In the diagram this would be on the side where the fovea in not.

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    Cones are mostly concentrated in and near the fovea.

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    The fovea produces the most accurate information.

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    The small black dot represents the fovea.

  • 8

    Some species also have dual fovea.

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    Cones are found primarily in the center or fovea of the retina.

  • 10

    Not sure how the fovea centralis splits, but presumably the same.