scotopia

scotopia
/skɒˈtoʊpiə/ (say sko'tohpeeuh), /skə-/ (say skuh-)

noun
the ability of the eyes to adjust to darkness.
{Greek skotia darkness + -opia}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • scotopia — [skə tō′pē ə] n. [ModL < Gr skotos (see SCOTOPHOBIN) + OPIA] the normal visual perception or vision in dim light or twilight, or at night following dark adaptation, in which the light intensity fails to activate the retinal cones: cf. PHOTOPIA …   English World dictionary

  • scotopia — scotopic /skeuh top ik, skoh /, adj. /skeuh toh pee euh, skoh /, n. Ophthalm. vision in dim light (opposed to photopia). Cf. dark adaptation. [SCOT(O) + OPIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • scotopia — SYN: scotopic vision. [scoto + G. opsis, vision] * * * sco·to·pia (sko toґpe ə) night vision. scotopic adj …   Medical dictionary

  • scotopia — n. night vision, ability to see in dim light (Ophthalmology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scotopia — sco·to·pia …   English syllables

  • scotopia — sco•to•pi•a [[t]skəˈtoʊ pi ə, skoʊ [/t]] n. oph vision in dim light ( opposed to photopia) Compare dark adaptation • Etymology: 1910–15; < Gkskót(os)darkness + opia sco•top′ic ˈtɒp ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • scotopia — …   Useful english dictionary

  • scotopic — adjective Etymology: New Latin scotopia scotopic vision, from Greek skotos darkness + New Latin opia Date: 1915 relating to or being vision in dim light with dark adapted eyes which involves only the retinal rods as light receptors …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scotopic — See scotopia. * * * …   Universalium

  • photopia — photopic /foh top ik, toh pik/, adj. /foh toh pee euh/, n. Ophthalm. vision in bright light (opposed to scotopia). Cf. light adaptation. [1910 15; PHOT + OPIA] * * * …   Universalium

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