scotopic

adjective

sco·​to·​pic skə-ˈtō-pik How to pronounce scotopic (audio)
-ˈtä-
: relating to or being vision in dim light with dark-adapted eyes which involves only the retinal rods as light receptors

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scotopic was in 1915

Dictionary Entries Near scotopic

Cite this Entry

“Scotopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scotopic. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

scotopic

adjective

sco·​to·​pic skə-ˈtō-pik How to pronounce scotopic (audio) -ˈtäp-ik How to pronounce scotopic (audio)
: of, relating to, being, or suitable for scotopic vision
rods functioning under scotopic conditions
scotopic sensitivity
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