Pronounced: ay-ZIGH-muss, adj
Notes: Nice, fancy word for something that Christians and Jews know well
The word phosphene is “a luminous impression due to the excitation of the retina” — the shapes of light you see if you close your eyes and press on them with your fingers.
This word showed up in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
The word is a combination of two Greek words: phōs (light) and phainein (to show).