plural -s
: vision in dim light with dark-adapted eyes believed to be mediated by the rods of the retina
opposed to photopia
scotopic adjective

Word History


New Latin, from Greek skotos darkness + New Latin -opia

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scotopia was in 1915

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“Scotopia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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