scotopic

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adjective sco·to·pic \skə-ˈtō-pik, -ˈtä-\

Definition of scotopic

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1915


Medical Dictionary

scotopic

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

Medical Definition of scotopic

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


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