Purkinje afterimage

noun
Pur·​kin·​je afterimage | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈkin-jē- How to pronounce Purkinje afterimage (audio) \

Medical Definition of Purkinje afterimage

: a second positive afterimage in a succession of visual afterimages resulting from a brief light stimulus and appearing most distinctly in a hue complementary to that of the original sensation

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