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  1. (of visual sensation) resulting from structures within the eye itself
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Word Origin

ento- + optic
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Examples from the Web for entoptic

Historical Examples

  • In their simplest spontaneous form they are the cerebral sequel of external vision, just as after-images are its entoptic sequel.

    Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death

    Frederick W. H. Myers

  • The part played by entoptic perceptions of light in the origin of hallucinations deserves further consideration.

  • The entoptic phenomena in darkness favoured the occurrence of hallucinations.

entoptic in Medicine


  1. Occurring or located within the eyeball.
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