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18:25 Nov 30, 2008
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English to Greek translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: phosphene

Those stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.
Evi Prokopi
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5φωσφαίνιο (το)
Nick Lingris
4 -1φωτοψία
Spiros Doikas
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Ellen Kraus



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Spiros Doikas
Local time: 01:09
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PRO pts in category: 106

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disagree  Nick Lingris: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photopsia
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φωσφαίνιο (το)

πληθ. τα φωσφαίνια


το, Ν· (ιατρ.) φωτεινό αίσθημα, οφειλόμενο σε έλξη που ασκείται στον αμφιβληστροειδή χιτώνα τού οφθαλμού, αυτόματη ή προκλητή, που αποτελεί προειδοποιητικό σημείο αποκόλλησης τού αμφιβληστροειδούς.
[ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. phosphene < φως + φαίνω].

Nick Lingris
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there are two possibilities: a) phosphines or b) hydro phosphides (the chem.denom. in either case is PH3) it´s a toxic and highly explosive gas. I am sure these two different spellings will help you to find the equivalent Greek term.

Ellen Kraus
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4

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disagree  Nick Lingris: The question is about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphene
4 hrs
  -> I am really grateful for this valuable link. I had done quite a bit of research and am once more taught that not all explanations found in the www. may be relied upon. thank you !
disagree  xxxd_vachliot: Ο όρος δεν αναφέρεται σε χημεία.//Και τι σχέση έχει με την ερώτηση;
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  -> that´s what I found in the above link: "Phosphene" is also a common alternative spelling of Phosphine, PH3, a toxic and explosive gas.
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