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fovea

[′fō·vē·ə]
(biology)
A small depression or pit.
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With this background in mind, the present study was planned to determine the reliability of using foveae palatinae for approximating the location of the vibrating line in our local population.
Initially, it was determined whether the foveae palatinae were present or not in the soft palate mucosa.
In the end, the relationship of the vibrating line with the foveae palatinae was identified and recorded into three groups: foveae present on the vibrating line; foveae present posterior to the vibrating line; and foveae present anterior to the vibrating line.
If however both house officers recorded different position of the vibrating line in relation to foveae palatinae, the observations were repeated once again by them to confirm either one of the two positions.
It should be noted that the fibroblasts and fibrocytes localized paraepithelially were singly determined, therefore, their influence on the preservation of the basal membrane structure of the epithelium of foveae and glands appeared to be minimal.
Atrophic antrum-gastritis in children was characterized not only by the alteration of mucosal cytoarchitecture (the reduced volume of foveae and glands), but also by the reduced number of functionally mature cell forms responsible for the production of extracellular matrix components and basal membranes, the absence of which in paraepithelial localization results in the change of specific properties of basal membranes and, subsequently, the reduction of environmental resistance of epithelium.
1x as wide as long, with two whitish transverse basal foveae to about 0.
1x as long as wide, smooth except for two basal foveae reaching 0.
1 with two basal foveae and a few longitudinal striae laterally of these, rest of tergite smooth.
Interfoveal carina slightly surpassing the level of scutellar foveae.
Low interfoveal carina, slightly surpassing the level of the scutellar foveae (lateral view).
Face with striae that depart radially from the clipeus towards the antennal foveae and inferior part of the compound eyes, surface between them, smooth.