horopter

[ huh-rop-ter, haw- ]

nounOphthalmology.
  1. a projection of the points in the visual field corresponding to the aggregate of points registering on the two retinas.

Origin of horopter

1
1695–1705; <Greek hór(os) boundary + optḗr one that looks

Other words from horopter

  • hor·op·ter·ic [hawr-op-ter-ik], /ˌhɔr ɒpˈtɛr ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for horopter

horopter

/ (hɒˈrɒptə) /


noun
  1. optics the locus of all points in space that stimulate points on each eye that yield the same visual direction as each other

Origin of horopter

1
C18: from Greek horos boundary + optēr, from ops eye

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