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

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  • scotopic — Referring to low illumination to which the eye is dark adapted. See s. vision. * * * sco·to·pic skə tō pik, täp ik adj of, relating to, being, or suitable for scotopic vision <rods functioning under scotopic conditions> <scotopic… …   Medical dictionary

  • scotopic — adj. relating to or describing conditions of poor illumination. For example, scotopic vision is vision in dim light in which the rods of the retina are involved (see dark adaptation) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • scotopic — see superposition eye …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scotopic — See scotopia. * * * …   Universalium

  • scotopic — adjective monochromatic, as used in near darkness, using the rod cells …   Wiktionary

  • scotopic — adj. pertaining to the ability to see in dim light, pertaining to night vision …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scotopic — [skə(ʊ) tɒpɪk] adjective Physiology relating to or denoting vision in dim light. Often contrasted with photopic. Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk skotos darkness + opia + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • scotopic — sco·top·ic …   English syllables

  • scotopic — adjective see scotopia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scotopic sensitivity syndrome — Scotopic sensitivity syndrome, also known as Irlen Syndrome and Visual Stress Syndrome, approximating in some ways to Meares Irlen syndrome, and Visual Stress , refers to visual perceptual disorder(s) affecting primarily reading and writing based …   Wikipedia

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