scotic

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From Ancient Greek [script needed] skotos, darkness.

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scotic (comparative more scotic, superlative most scotic)

  1. After dusk.
    • 1965, Dale R. Calder, J. Sherman Bleakney, "Microarthropod Ecology of a Porcupine-Inhabited Cave in Nova Scotia", Ecology, Vol. 46, No. 6 (Nov., 1965), pp. 895-899
      The term scotic (Gr. skotos, darkness) was therefore devised as the most apt term for the condition of virtual darkness.
    • 1998, Adrian Secchia, A Perceptual Refinement Oracle for Hierarchical Radiosity (dissertation Univ. of Cape Town), April 1998
      Rods are used in low light conditions (scotic vision) hence the black and white appearance of night vision.
    • 2001, BB Thomas, MM Oommen, "Constant light and blinding effects on reproduction of male South Indian gerbils", J Exp Zool
      B. B. Thomas et al. show that the animal is nocturnal with their foraging habits during the scotic phase after the onset of darkness.

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scotic

  1. Scottish