from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The physical and chemical adjustments of the eye, including dilation of the pupil and increased activity of rods in the retina, that make vision possible in relative darkness.
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- noun the process of adjusting the eyes to low levels of illumination; cones adapt first; rods continue to adapt for up to four hours
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