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scotopia n. (sko-to´pe-ah)

the ability to see in darkness or dim light; dark-adapted vision; night vision

sco·topic adj.

Etymology: From the Greek skotos, darkness, obscurity and opia, a condition or defect of the eye from Greek ops, the eye.

Usage:

If only he had his cat's scotopia, Francis mused as he nursed his sprained ankle, he wouldn't have slipped on the rubber ball said cat had inconveniently left at the bottom of the stairs. Of course, the half bottle of wine he consumed before bedtime hadn't helped either.
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