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noun Ophthalmology.
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).
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Origin of light adaptation

First recorded in 1895–1900

OTHER WORDS FROM light adaptation

light-a·dapt·ed, adjective
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