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light adaptation


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process, chiefly involving constriction of the pupil, by which the eye adapts to an increase in illumination.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of adjusting the eyes to relatively high levels of illumination; the pupil constricts and the cones system is operative


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