light adaptation


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

Other Words from light adaptation

light-adapted \ ˈlīt-​ə-​ˌdap-​təd \ adjective

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other Words from light adaptation

light-adapted \ ˈlīt-​ə-​ˌdap-​təd \ adjective

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