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phosphene

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noun phos·phene \ˈfäs-ˌfēn\

Definition of phosphene

  1. :  a luminous impression due to excitation of the retina



Origin of phosphene

International Scientific Vocabulary phos- + Greek phainein to show — more at fancy


First Known Use: circa 1860


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phosphene

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noun phos·phene \ˈfäs-ˌfēn\

Medical Definition of phosphene

  1. :  a luminous impression that occurs when the retina undergoes nonluminous stimulation (as by pressure on the eyeball when the lid is closed)




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