camera lucida

noun
cam·​era lu·​ci·​da | \ ˈkam-rə-ˈlü-sə-də How to pronounce camera lucida (audio) , ˈka-mə-rə- \

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

First Known Use of camera lucida

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camera lucida

New Latin, literally, light chamber

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“Camera lucida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camera%20lucida. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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camera lucida

noun
cam·​era lu·​ci·​da | \ ˌkam-(ə-)rə-ˈlü-səd-ə How to pronounce camera lucida (audio) \

Medical 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

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