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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A minute yellowish area containing the forea centralis located near the center of the retina of the eye at which visual perception is most acute. Also called yellow spot.

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  • n. macula (yellow spot in the human eye)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision

Etymologies

New Latin macula lūtea : Latin macula, spot + Latin lūtea, yellow.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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