Purkinje afterimage

noun

Pur·​kin·​je afterimage (ˌ)pər-ˈkin-jē- How to pronounce Purkinje afterimage (audio)
: 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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“Purkinje afterimage.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Purkinje%20afterimage. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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