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Pronunciation: fo-top'se-a

Definition: A subjective sensation of lights, sparks, or colors due to electrical or mechanical stimulation of the ocular system.

Synonym(s): photopsy

[photo- + G. opsis, vision]

See Also: Moore lightning streaks, under streak

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