photopic
adjective Etymology: New Latin photopia, from phot- + -opia Date: 1915 relating to or being vision in bright light with light-adapted eyes that is mediated by the cones of the retina

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • photopic — Pertaining to p. vision. * * * phot·opic fōt ō pik, äp ik adj relating to or being vision in bright light with light adapted eyes that is mediated by the cones of the retina * * * adj. relating to or describing conditions of bright illumination.… …   Medical dictionary

  • photopic — adj. relating to or describing conditions of bright illumination. For example, photopic vision is vision in bright light, in which the cones of the retina are responsible for visual sensation. Derivatives: photopia n …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • photopic — see apposition eye …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • photopic — See photopia. * * * …   Universalium

  • photopic — adjective used in normal daylight See Also: photopia …   Wiktionary

  • photopic — adj. pertaining to vision in bright light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photopic — [fəʊ tɒpɪk, fəʊ təʊpɪk] adjective Physiology relating to or denoting vision in bright light. Often contrasted with scotopic. Origin early 20th cent.: from photo + opia + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • photopic — pho·topic …   English syllables

  • photopic — adjective see photopia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Photopic vision — is the vision of the eye under well lit conditions. In humans and many animals, photopic vision allows color perception, mediated by cone cells. The human eye uses three types of cones to sense light in three respective bands of color. The… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”