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scotopia

[skuh-toh-pee-uh, skoh-] /skəˈtoʊ pi ə, skoʊ-/
noun, Ophthalmology
1.
vision in dim light (opposed to photopia).
Compare dark adaptation.
Origin
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scotopic
[skuh-top-ik, skoh-] /skəˈtɒp ɪk, skoʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scotopic

scotopia

/skəˈtəʊpɪə; skəʊ-/
noun
1.
the ability of the eye to adjust for night vision
Derived Forms
scotopic (skəˈtɒpɪk; skəʊ-) adjective
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek skotos darkness + -opia
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scotopic in Medicine

scotopic sco·to·pic (skə-tō'pĭk, -tŏp'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to low illumination to which the eye is dark-adapted.

  2. Of or relating to scotopia.

scotopia sco·to·pi·a (skə-tō'pē-ə)
n.
See scotopic vision.

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