Kirlian photography

Kir·​li·​an photography | \ ˈkir-lē-ən- How to pronounce Kirlian photography (audio) \

Definition of Kirlian photography

: a process in which an image is obtained by application of a high-frequency electric field to an object so that it radiates a characteristic pattern of luminescence that is recorded on photographic film

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Kirlian photograph noun

First Known Use of Kirlian photography

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Kirlian photography

Semën D. Kirlian †1978 and Valentina Kh. Kirlian †1971 Soviet inventors

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“Kirlian photography.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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