Definition of Chromatic vision

1. Noun. The normal ability to see colors.

Exact synonyms: Color Vision, Trichromacy
Generic synonyms: Sight, Vision, Visual Modality, Visual Sense

Medical Definition of Chromatic vision

1. A condition in which objects appear to be abnormally coloured or tinged with colour; designated according to the colour seen: xanthopsia, yellow vision; erythropsia, red vision; chloropsia, green vision; cyanopsia, blue vision. Synonym: chromatic vision, coloured vision, tinted vision. Compare: dyschromatopsia. Origin: chromato-+ G. Opsis, vision (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chromatic Vision

chromatic aberration
chromatic apparatus
chromatic audition
chromatic color
chromatic colour
chromatic fibre
chromatic granule
chromatic number
chromatic numbers
chromatic scale
chromatic scales
chromatic spectrum
chromatic vision (current term)
chromatin 3'-phosphatase-5'-hydroxy kinase
chromatin body
chromatin granule
chromatin network

Literary usage of Chromatic vision

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1. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"... the power of accommodation being lost, convex glasses are required to see near objects, and concave glasses to see distant objects. chromatic vision. ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"chromatic vision. Although the eye, strictly speaking, may not be perfectly achromatic, it is so in a healthy state to all intents and purposes ; but in ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1892)
"colour, even when directly comparing them, is positive proof of mistake, implying defective chromatic vision of the complete colour-blind type. ..."

4. Lectures: On Illuminating Engineering Delivered at the Johns Hopkins by Johns Hopkins University, Illuminating Engineering Society (1911)
"... possess both achromatic and chromatic vision, whereas in twilight our achromatic vision is limited as to the number of its elements and chromatic vision ..."

5. Bulletin of the National Research Council by National Research Council (U.S.) (1922)
"chromatic vision (PHASE B). The word chroma, as it is employed in the present monograph, designates color in the restricted sense of the word, ..."

6. Harvard Psychological Studies by Harvard Psychological Laboratory (1922)
"The difficulties which we encounter in attempting to reconcile the facts of both achromatic and chromatic vision with the “all •or none” principle are so ..."

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