scotopic

adjective
sco·​to·​pic | \ skə-ˈtō-pik How to pronounce scotopic (audio) , -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

First Known Use of scotopic

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scotopic

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

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The first known use of scotopic was in 1915

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“Scotopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scotopic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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scotopic

adjective
sco·​to·​pic | \ skə-ˈtō-pik How to pronounce scotopic (audio) , -ˈtäp-ik How to pronounce scotopic (audio) \

Medical Definition of scotopic

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

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