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

  • Macular — Pertaining to the macula. A macula is a small spot. A macula on the skin is a small flat spot while the macula in the eye is a small spot where vision is keenest in the retina. The macula of the retina, the light sensitive layer of tissue at the… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Macular hypoplasia — Macular hypoplasia, also known as fovea hypoplasia, is a rare medical condition involving the underdevelopment of the macula.The macula is a small area on the retina (the eye s internal surface) responsible for seeing in detail.Macular hypoplasia …   Wikipedia

  • Macular hole — A hole in the macula, the tiny oval area made up of millions of nerve cells located at the center of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. The eye contains a jelly like substance called the vitreous. Shrinking of the vitreous usually… …   Medical dictionary

  • Macular cyst — A hole in the macula, the tiny oval area made up of millions of nerve cells located at the center of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. The eye contains a jelly like substance called the vitreous. Shrinking of the vitreous usually… …   Medical dictionary

  • Macular vision — The macula is a special area in the center of the retina, the light sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye. As we read, light is focused onto our macula. There, millions of cells change the light into nerve signals that tell the brain… …   Medical dictionary

  • area — 1. [TA] Any circumscribed surface or space. 2. All of the part supplied by a given artery or nerve. 3. A part of an organ having a special function, as the motor a. of the brain. SEE ALSO …   Medical dictionary

  • macular — adjective Relating to the macula, the area of the retina responsible for detailed central vision …   Wiktionary

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