scotopic

adjective sco·to·pic \ 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 and Etymology of scotopic

New Latin scotopia scotopic vision, from Greek skotos darkness + New Latin -opia


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scotopic

adjective sco·to·pic \ skə-ˈtō-pik , -ˈtäp-ik \

medical Definition of scotopic

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

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