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Medical Term:

macula of retina


an oval area of the sensory retina, 3 × 5 mm, temporal to the optic disc corresponding to the posterior pole of the eye; at its center is the central fovea, which contains only retinal cones.

Synonym(s): macula luteaTA, area centralis, macula retinae, macular area, punctum luteum, Soemmerring spot, yellow spot

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