scotopic

scotopia

[skuh-toh-pee-uh, skoh-]
noun Ophthalmology.
vision in dim light (opposed to photopia ).
Compare dark adaptation.


Origin:
scot(o)- + -opia

scotopic [skuh-top-ik, skoh-] , adjective
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scotopia (skəˈtəʊpɪə, skəʊ-)
 
n
the ability of the eye to adjust for night vision
 
[New Latin, from Greek skotos darkness + -opia]
 
scotopic
 
adj

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

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.

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