fove-, fovei- +

(Latin: pit)

fovea (s) (FOH vee uh), foveae (pl) (FOH vee ee)
1. A small fossa (a trench, channel, or hollow place), pit, or depression.
2. A depression on the surface of the body; such as, the axilla, or on the surface of a bone.

The axilla is the cavity beneath the junction of the arm and the body, better known as the "armpit". The term was borrowed directly from Latin and the Romans are said to also have considered the axilla simply "the armpit".

3. Etymology: fovea comes from Latin (akin to biber, "beaver", possibly to fodere, "to dig), a pit, especially for catching game.
foveate (FOH vee ayt), foveated (FOH vee ay tuhd)
1. Having foveae; pitted.
2. Pitted; having foveae or depression on the surface of a bodily part.
foveation (foh" vee AY shun)
1. Pitting, as of the skin.
2. Pitted scar formation, as with smallpox, chickenpox, or vaccinia (a cutaneous or systemic reaction to vaccination with the smallpox vaccine as, for example, in congenital vaccinia and progressive vaccinia).
foveola (s) (foh VEE oh luh), foveolae (pl) (foh VEE oh lee)
A very small, or minute, pit or depression.
foveolar (foh VEE oh luhr)
A reference to a foveola.
foveolate (foh VEE oh layt)
Displaying foveolae or having minute pits or small depressions on the surface of a body part.