adjective see light adaptation

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  • light-adapted — light adapt·ed …   English syllables

  • light-adapted — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ adjective : adjusted for vision in bright light : having undergone light adaptation …   Useful english dictionary

  • light-adapted — See light adaptation. * * * …   Universalium

  • light-adapted eye — an eye that has undergone the changes produced by adequate exposure to rather strong light; it is less sensitive to weak light …   Medical dictionary

  • light-a|dapt — «LYT uh DAPT», transitive verb. to adjust to increasing light or brightness: »As the human becomes light adapted,…colour discrimination becomes possible (New Scientist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • light adaptation — light adapted, adj. Ophthalm. the reflex adaptation of the eye to bright light, consisting of an increase in the number of functioning cones, accompanied by a decrease in the number of functioning rods (opposed to dark adaptation). [1895 1900] *… …   Universalium

  • light adaptation — noun the process of adjusting the eyes to relatively high levels of illumination; the pupil constricts and the cones system is operative • Hypernyms: ↑adaptation * * * noun : the adjustments including narrowing of the pupillary opening, decrease… …   Useful english dictionary

  • light adaptation — /ˈlaɪt ædæpteɪʃən/ (say luyt adaptayshuhn) noun 1. the reflex response of the eye to bright light comprising a contraction of the iris, and an increase in the number of functioning cones with a corresponding decrease in the number of functioning… …   Australian English dictionary

  • light adaptation — noun Date: 1900 the process including contraction of the pupil and decrease in rhodopsin by which the eye adapts to conditions of increased illumination • light adapted adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Light-gated ion channel — Light gated ion channels are a group of transmembrane proteins that form ion channels; pores which open or close in response to light. Most light gated ion channels have been synthesized in the laboratory for study, though one naturally occurring …   Wikipedia

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