light adaptation


light adaptation

noun

Definition of LIGHT ADAPTATION

:  the process including contraction of the pupil and decrease in rhodopsin by which the eye adapts to conditions of increased illumination
light–adapt·ed \ˈlīt-ə-ˌdap-təd\ adjective

First Known Use of LIGHT ADAPTATION

1900

light adaptation

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIGHT ADAPTATION

: the adjustments including narrowing of the pupillary opening and decrease in rhodopsin by which the retina of the eye is made efficient as a visual receptor under conditions of strong illumination—compare dark adaptation
light–adapt·ed \ˈlīt-ə-ˌdap-təd\ adjective

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