Friday, February 27, 2009


fovea \ˈfō-vē-ə\ noun: 1. a small fossa or anatomical pit, groove or depression, 2. a small rodless area of the retina that affords acute vision (plural foveae \-vē-ˌē, -vē-ˌī\)

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, pit

Arachnid enthusiast Craig Zammiello informs us that many spider species possess a fovea on the dorsal side of the cephalothorax.

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