macula lutea
macula lutea macula lutea, macular area macular area . A yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones.

Syn: macula, yellow spot. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mácula lútea — f. anat. Región de la retina de color amarillento y de forma irregular localizada en el polo posterior del bulbo; corresponde a la zona de mayor agudeza visual. Medical Dictionary. 2011. mácula lútea …   Diccionario médico

  • macula lutea — [lo͞ot′ē ə] n. [ModL, lit., luteous spot] an area of especially keen vision on the retina …   English World dictionary

  • macula lutea — noun a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision • Syn: ↑macula, ↑macular area, ↑yellow spot • Hypernyms: ↑area, ↑region • Part Holonyms: ↑ret …   Useful english dictionary

  • Macula Lutea — Ansicht des Augenhintergrundes bei der Augenspiegelung. Zentral der Gelbe Fleck, rechts die Papille [erscheint hier gelb] Position des Gelben Flecks Als Gelber Fleck (lat. Macula …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mácula lútea — Eng. Macula lutea Área pigmentada que se aprecia en oftalmoscopia al mismo nivel del disco óptico, en el centro del globo ocular, donde se localizan la mayor concentración de conos. Es el punto de mayor sensibilidad y agudeza visual. Mácula.… …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • macula lutea — macula lu·tea lüt ē ə n, pl maculae lu·te·ae ē .ē, ē .ī a small yellowish area lying slightly lateral to the center of the retina that constitutes the region of maximum visual acuity and is made up almost wholly of retinal cones called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • macula lutea — /mak yeuh leuh looh tee euh/, pl. maculae luteae /mak yeuh lee looh tee ee , mak yeuh luy looh tee uy /. macula (def. 2b). [1840 50; < NL: lit., yellow macula; see MACULA, LUTEOUS] * * * ▪ anatomy       in anatomy, the small yellowish area of the …   Universalium

  • macula lutea — mac•u•la lu•te•a [[t]ˈmæk yə lə ˈlu ti ə[/t]] n. pl. mac•u•lae lu•te•ae [[t]ˈmæk yəˌli ˈlu tiˌi, ˈmæk yəˌlaɪ ˈlu tiˌaɪ[/t]] oph macula 2), b) • Etymology: 1840–50; < NL: lit., yellow macula; see macula, luteous …   From formal English to slang

  • macula lutea — noun macula (yellow spot in the human eye) …   Wiktionary

  • macula lutea — noun (plural maculae luteae) Etymology: New Latin, literally, yellow spot Date: 1848 a small yellowish area lying slightly lateral to the center of the retina that constitutes the region of maximum visual acuity called also yellow spot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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