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にくがん【肉眼】

 Honshu (Standard)

nikugan

Definition

Noun

  1. Naked eye; bare eye
  2. (~で) With the naked eye; with one's bare eyes; with one's own eyes
    1. 【私はまだ肉眼でパンダを見たことがありません。】
      わたしはまだにくがんでパンダをみたことがありません。
      watashi wa mada nikugan de panda o mita koto ga arimasen.
      "I have never seen a panda with my own eyes [with my bare eyes]."
    2. 【赤外線は肉眼では見えない】
      せきがいせんはにくがんではみえない
      sekigaisen wa nikugan de wa mienai
      "Infrared radiation cannot be seen with the naked eye", "Infrared radiation is invisible to the naked eye"
  3. (Scientific) Macroscopy; macroscopic; macroscopical

Etymology

Of Sino-Japanese origin. Derived from にく【肉】 niku "flesh; meat; physical" and がん【眼】 gan "eye". The term can also be read にくげん nikugen, following the Wu Chinese Go'on reading.

意味:にくがん・にくげん【肉眼】

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