Phosphene



[fos-feen] /ˈfɒs fin/

noun, Physiology.
1.
a luminous image produced by mechanical stimulation of the retina, as by pressure applied to the eyeball by the finger when the lid is closed.
/ˈfɒsfiːn/
noun
1.
the sensation of light caused by pressure on the eyelid of a closed eye or by other mechanical or electrical interference with the visual system

phosphene phos·phene (fŏs’fēn’)
n.
A sensation of light caused by excitation of the retina by mechanical or electrical means rather than by light, as when the eyeballs are pressed through closed lids.

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