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entoptic

Syllabification: ent·op·tic
Pronunciation: /enˈtäptik
 
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Definition of entoptic in English:

adjective

(Of visual images) occurring or originating inside the eye.
Example sentences
  • ‘The zig-zags and triangles are most unusual’, he tells British Archaeology, ‘and may relate to entoptic imagery generated by altered states of consciousness’.
  • The phenomenon you describe is one of a family of such ‘visions’ termed entoptic phenomena.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek entos 'within' + optic.

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