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light adaptation

noun

Definition of light adaptation

  1. :  the process including contraction of the pupil and decrease in rhodopsin by which the eye adapts to conditions of increased illumination

light–adapt·ed play \ˈlīt-ə-ˌdap-təd\ adjective


1900

First Known Use of light adaptation

1900


Medical Dictionary

light adaptation

noun

Medical Definition of light adaptation

  1. :  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

  2. light–adapt·ed \ˈlīt-ə-ˌdap-təd\play adjective




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