Definition of scotopic
: relating to or being vision in dim light with dark-adapted eyes which involves only the retinal rods as light receptors
Origin of scotopic
New Latin scotopia scotopic vision, from Greek skotos darkness + New Latin -opia
First Known Use: 1915
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