relating to or describing conditions of poor illumination. For example, scotopic vision is vision in dim light in which the rods of the retina are involved (see dark adaptation).

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  • scotopic — Referring to low illumination to which the eye is dark adapted. See s. vision. * * * sco·to·pic skə tō pik, täp ik adj of, relating to, being, or suitable for scotopic vision <rods functioning under scotopic conditions> <scotopic… …   Medical dictionary

  • scotopic — adjective Etymology: New Latin scotopia scotopic vision, from Greek skotos darkness + New Latin opia Date: 1915 relating to or being vision in dim light with dark adapted eyes which involves only the retinal rods as light receptors …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Scotopic sensitivity syndrome — Scotopic sensitivity syndrome, also known as Irlen Syndrome and Visual Stress Syndrome, approximating in some ways to Meares Irlen syndrome, and Visual Stress , refers to visual perceptual disorder(s) affecting primarily reading and writing based …   Wikipedia

  • Scotopic vision — is the monochromatic vision of the eye in low light. Since cone cells are nonfunctional in low light, scotopic vision is produced exclusively through rod cells so therefore there is no color perception. Scotopic vision occurs at luminance levels… …   Wikipedia

  • scotopic vision — n vision in dim light with dark adapted eyes that involves only the retinal rods as light receptors called also twilight vision * * * night v …   Medical dictionary

  • scotopic vision — naktinis regėjimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. noctovision; scotopic vision vok. Dunkelsehen, n; Nachtsehen, n; Stäbchensehen, n rus. ночное зрение, n pranc. noctovision, f; vision nocturne, f; vision scotopique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • scotopic — see superposition eye …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scotopic — See scotopia. * * * …   Universalium

  • scotopic — adjective monochromatic, as used in near darkness, using the rod cells …   Wiktionary

  • scotopic — adj. pertaining to the ability to see in dim light, pertaining to night vision …   English contemporary dictionary

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