camera lucida

noun cam·era lu·ci·da \ -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 and Etymology of camera lucida

New Latin, literally, light chamber


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camera lucida

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

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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