Phosphene

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phosphene (Physiol) A luminous impression produced through excitation of the retina by some cause other than the impingement upon it of rays of light, as by pressure upon the eyeball when the lids are closed. Cf. After-image.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phosphene The luminous image produced by pressing the eyeball with the finger or otherwise. It is due to the direct mechanical stimulation of the retina.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phosphene fos′fēn a brilliant coloured spectrum seen when the finger is pressed into the internal corner of the eye.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. light + to show
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. phōs, light, phainein, to shine.

Usage


In news:

Phosphene Dream by Black Angels, published by Blue Horizon.
REVIEWS The Black Angels, ' Phosphene Dream.
James MacGregor Jason Akira Somma and Frances Wessells in "Phosphene Variations".
NEW YORK— Choreographer Jason Akira Somma wants us to know he doesn't use computers in his "Phosphene Variations," the enchanting mix of live and digitally altered dancing he introduced on Wednesday, at the Location One arts center.
NEW YORK—Choreographer Jason Akira Somma wants us to know he doesn't use computers in his "Phosphene Variations," the enchanting mix of live and digitally altered dancing he introduced on Wednesday, at the Location One arts center.
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