Camera-lucida Definition

lo͝osĭ-də
noun
An optical instrument, containing a prism or an arrangement of mirrors, that appears to project the image of an object being viewed through it onto a surface, thereby allowing its outline to be traced: often used with a microscope.
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Other Word Forms of Camera-lucida

Noun

Singular:
camera-lucida
Plural:
camera lucidas

Origin of Camera-lucida

  • New Latin camera lūcida Latin camera chamber Latin lūcida feminine of lūcidus light

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin

    From Wiktionary

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