scotopic


sco·to·pic

adjective \skə-ˈtō-pik, -ˈtä-\

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

sco·to·pic

adjective \skə-ˈtō-pik, -ˈtäp-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCOTOPIC

: of, relating to, being, or suitable for scotopic vision <rods functioning under scotopic conditions> <scotopic sensitivity>

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