afterimage

noun af·ter·im·age \ ˈaf-tər-ˌi-mij \

Definition of afterimage

:a usually visual sensation occurring after stimulation by its external cause has ceased

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First Known Use of afterimage

1840


Medical Dictionary

afterimage

noun af·ter·im·age \ -ˌrim-ij \

medical Definition of afterimage

:a usually visual sensation occurring after stimulation by its external cause has ceased called also aftersensation, aftervision

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