vernier acuity

noun
ver·​ni·​er acuity | \ ˈvər-nē-ər- How to pronounce vernier acuity (audio) \

Medical Definition of vernier acuity

: the aspect of visual acuity that involves the ability to detect the alignment or lack of alignment of the two parts of a broken line (as in reading a vernier scale) — compare grating acuity, hyperacuity, stereoacuity

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“Vernier acuity.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vernier%20acuity. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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