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scotopia

[ skuh-toh-pee-uh, skoh- ]
/ skəˈtoʊ pi ə, skoʊ- /
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noun Ophthalmology.
vision in dim light (opposed to photopia).
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Origin of scotopia

OTHER WORDS FROM scotopia

sco·top·ic [skuh-top-ik, skoh-], /skəˈtɒp ɪk, skoʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scotopia

scotopia
/ (skəˈtəʊpɪə, skəʊ-) /

noun
the ability of the eye to adjust for night vision

Derived forms of scotopia

scotopic (skəˈtɒpɪk, skəʊ-), adjective

Word Origin for scotopia

New Latin, from Greek skotos darkness + -opia
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Medical definitions for scotopia

scotopia
[ skə-tōpē-ə ]

n.
scotopic vision
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