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dark-adapted eye

dark-adapted eye in Medicine

dark-adapted eye n.
An eye that has been in darkness or semidarkness for some time and has undergone dark adaptation. Also called scotopic eye.

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  • To the dark-adapted eye a brief flash is registered as of considerably higher intensity than if the light remained constant.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • The light from a single organism cannot be seen but that from a colony is visible to the dark-adapted eye.

    The Nature of Animal Light E. Newton Harvey

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