Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having slight depressions or pits.
  • v. To angle one's eyes such that the foveae are directed at (an object in one's field of view), the fovea being the portion of the retina responsible for sharp central vision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having pits or depressions; pitted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy and zoology, having foveæ; fossulate; alveolate; pitted.
  • In botany, covered with small excavations or pits pitted.

Etymologies

From fovea +‎ -ate (in various senses). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Median foveola: in Orthoptera; the foveate depression of the vertex between the eyes: = central foveola.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Lateral foveolae: in Orthoptera: foveate depressions on the margins of the vertex near the front border of the eye.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • This presentation schedule disambiguated for 'saccade' trials the decision of which dot to foveate first.

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  • In this study we compare observers 'estimates of a distance between two co-planar dots in the condition where they foveate the two sample dots and where they fixate a central dot while viewing the sample dots peripherally.

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  • [26] we observed an improved accuracy of spatial judgments in the condition where the observers could foveate the sample dots.

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  • If the instruction read 'saccade', the subjects were required to move their eyes and foveate the sequentially appearing sample dots (

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