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light adaptation

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

light′-a·dapt′ed (-ə-dăp′tĭd) adj.
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light′ adapta`tion

the reflex adjustment of the eye to bright light, consisting of a constriction of the pupil, an increase in the number of functioning cones, and a decrease in the number of functioning rods.
light′-a•dapt`ed, adj.
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Noun1.light adaptation - the process of adjusting the eyes to relatively high levels of illumination; the pupil constricts and the cones system is operative
adaptation - (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
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