camera lucida


cam·era lu·ci·da

noun \-ˈlü-sə-də\

Definition of CAMERA LUCIDA

:  an instrument that by means of a prism or mirrors and often a microscope causes a virtual image of an object to appear as if projected upon a plane surface so that an outline may be traced

Origin of CAMERA LUCIDA

New Latin, literally, light chamber
First Known Use: 1753

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