photopia

noun
pho·​to·​pia | \ fōˈtōpēə \
plural -s

Definition of photopia

: vision in bright light with light-adapted eyes believed to be mediated by the cones of the retina opposed to scotopia

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Other Words from photopia

photopic \ (ˈ)fō¦tōpik , -​täpik \ adjective

History and Etymology for photopia

New Latin, from phot- + -opia

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“Photopia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photopia. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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