adjective see dark adaptation

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  • dark-adapted — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : adjusted for vision in dim light : having undergone dark adaptation * * * darkˈ adaptˈed adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑dark …   Useful english dictionary

  • dark-adapted — See dark adapt. * * * …   Universalium

  • Dark Adapted Eye — This article is about the music album. For the crime novel, see A Dark Adapted Eye. Dark Adapted Eye Studio album by Danielle Dax …   Wikipedia

  • dark-adapted eye — an eye that has undergone the changes produced by adequate exposure to darkness; it is more sensitive to very weak light …   Medical dictionary

  • A Dark-Adapted Eye — infobox Book | name = A Dark adapted Eye title orig = translator = image caption = author = Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell) cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Crime / Mystery novel / Psychological thriller… …   Wikipedia

  • Dark adaptation threshold — (DAT) is a vision test that measures the adjustment of the eye occurring under low levels of illumination. When light enters the eye, it ultimately reaches the rods and cones, which are two types of cells in the retina. Rods handle vision in low… …   Wikipedia

  • dark adaptation — n. the adaptation of the eye to vision in the dark by dilation of the pupil, increased sensitivity of the retina, etc. dark adapted adj …   English World dictionary

  • dark adaptation — dark adapted, adj. Ophthalm. the reflex adaptation of the eye to dim light, consisting of a dilatation of the pupil and an increase in the number of functioning rods accompanied by a decrease in the number of functioning cones (opposed to light… …   Universalium

  • dark adaptation — /ˈdak ˌædæpteɪʃən/ (say dahk .adaptayshuhn) noun the reflex response of the eye to a diminution of light, comprising the dilation of the iris and an increase in the number of functioning rods with a corresponding decrease in the number of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dark adaptation — noun Date: 1900 the process including dilation of the pupil, increase in sensitivity of the retinal rods, and regeneration of rhodopsin by which the eye adapts to conditions of reduced illumination • dark adapted adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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