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chromatic adaptation[krō′mad·ik ‚ad‚ap′tā·shən]
A decrease in sensitivity to a color stimulus with prolonged exposure.
Modification in the perceived hue or saturation of a light stimulus resulting from prior viewing of a light of different hue or saturation.
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