scotopia

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

noun Ophthalmology.

vision in dim light (opposed to photopia).

Origin of scotopia

Related formssco·top·ic [skuh-top-ik, skoh-] /skəˈtɒp ɪk, skoʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scotopic

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 scotopic

scotopic

[skə-tōpĭk, -tŏpĭk]

adj.

Of or relating to low illumination to which the eye is dark-adapted.
Of or relating to scotopia.

scotopia

[skə-tōpē-ə]

n.

scotopic vision
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