photopia

[ foh-toh-pee-uh ]
/ foʊˈtoʊ pi ə /

noun Ophthalmology.

vision in bright light (opposed to scotopia).

Nearby words

  1. photophobia,
  2. photophobic,
  3. photophore,
  4. photophosphorylation,
  5. photophthalmia,
  6. photopic,
  7. photopic adaptation,
  8. photopic eye,
  9. photopic vision,
  10. photoplay


Origin of photopia

First recorded in 1910–15; phot- + -opia

Related formspho·top·ic [foh-top-ik, -toh-pik] /foʊˈtɒp ɪk, -ˈtoʊ pɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for photopia

photopia

/ (fəʊˈtəʊpɪə) /

noun

the normal adaptation of the eye to light; day vision
Derived Formsphotopic (fəʊˈtɒpɪk, -ˈtəʊ-), adjective

Word Origin for photopia

C20: New Latin, from photo- + -opia

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Medicine definitions for photopia

photopia

[ fō-tōpē-ə ]

n.

Vision in bright light, mediated by cone cells of the retina; daylight vision.photopic vision
Related formspho•topic (-tōpĭk, -tŏpĭk) adj.


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