[ɪn'tɒptɪk, ɛn-]
adjective (of visual images) occurring or originating inside the eye.
C19: from Gk entos 'within' + optic.

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  • Entoptic — Ent*op tic, a. [Ent + optic.] (Physiol.) Relating to objects situated within the eye; esp., relating to the perception of objects in one s own eye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entoptic — ENTÓPTIC, Ă adj. (despre senzaţii luminoase) provocat de stimuli din interiorul propriului ochi. (< fr. entoptique) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • entoptic — adjective a) Located within the eyeball. When small opaque particles exist in the transparent media, they may cast their shadow on the retina so as to give rise to images which are projected outwards by the mind into space, and thus appear to… …   Wiktionary

  • entoptic — Within the eyeball. Often used to describe visual phenomena generated by mechanical or electrical stimulations of the retina. [ento + G. optikos, relating to vision] * * * ent·op·tic ( )ent äp tik adj lying or originating within the eyeball used… …   Medical dictionary

  • entoptic — ent·op·tic …   English syllables

  • entoptic — /ɛnˈtɒptɪk/ (say en toptik) adjective lying or originating within the eyeball. {ent(o) + optic1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • entoptic —   a. pertaining to interior of eyeball.    ♦ entotic, a. pertaining to interior of ear …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • entoptic — (ˈ)ent.+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ent + optic : lying or originating within the eyeball used especially of visual sensations due to the shadows of retinal blood vessels or of opaque particles in the vitreous humor… …   Useful english dictionary

  • entoptic phenomenon —    Also known as entoptic imagery, entoptic image, and entoptic form. All four terms are indebted to the Greek words entos (inside) and opsis (seeing). Traditionally the expression entoptic phenomenon is used to denote any member of a group of… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Entoptic phenomenon — This is a medical definition of entoptic phenomena. For an alternative use within archaeology please see Entoptic phenomena (archaeology) Entoptic phenomena are visual effects whose source is within the eye itself. (Occasionally, these are called …   Wikipedia

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