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fovea

[′fō·vē·ə]
(biology)
A small depression or pit.
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Lye9 also found that foveae were absent in about 8% where as it was found to be 30% in the study conducted by Chen.8 Hence, the usefulness of foveae palatinae in determining the position of the vibrating line still remains questionable.
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 addition, intestinal foveae were determined in the form of single focal spots in 8 of the 11 cases of the 8-year-old children, in whom there were 1-3 intestinal foveae per 14 normal foveae.
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.
T2 1.15x as wide as long, with two transverse and sculptured basal foveae in anterior 0.2, otherwise smooth.
T2 1.1x as wide as long, with two whitish transverse basal foveae to about 0.15 of length.
T2 1.1x as long as wide, smooth except for two basal foveae reaching 0.35 of the length of tergite, foveae basally very inconspicously pubescent.
Interfoveal carina slightly surpassing the level of scutellar foveae. Scutellar disc smooth, scutellar sulcus hardly defined, spine of uniform thickness, finished bluntly, its size 1/3 of the total length of the scutellum.
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.