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Purkinje phenomenon

Pronunciation: pur-kin'je

Definition: in the light-adapted eye, the region of maximal brightness is in the yellow; in the dark-adapted eye, the region of maximal brightness is in the green.

Synonym(s): Purkinje effect, Purkinje shift

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