scotopia

[skuh-toh-pee-uh, skoh-]

noun Ophthalmology.

vision in dim light (opposed to photopia).

Nearby words

  1. scotometry,
  2. scotophil,
  3. scotophilia,
  4. scotophobia,
  5. scotophobin,
  6. scotopic,
  7. scotopic adaptation,
  8. scotopic eye,
  9. scotopic vision,
  10. scotopsin


Origin of scotopia


Related formssco·top·ic [skuh-top-ik, skoh-] /skəˈtɒp ɪk, skoʊ-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for scotopia

scotopia

noun

the ability of the eye to adjust for night vision
Derived Formsscotopic (skəˈtɒpɪk, skəʊ-), adjective

Word Origin for scotopia

New Latin, from Greek skotos darkness + -opia

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Medicine definitions for scotopia

scotopia

[skə-tōpē-ə]

n.

scotopic vision

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