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camera lucida

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noun cam·era lu·ci·da \-ˈlü-sə-də\

Definition of camera lucida

  1. :  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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camera lucida

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noun cam·era lu·ci·da \ˌkam-(ə-)rə-ˈlü-səd-ə\

Medical Definition of camera lucida

  1. :  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




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