Camera lucida

Definition of Camera lucida

Cam´e`ra lu´ci`da
1.(Opt.) An instrument which by means of a prism of a peculiar form, or an arrangement of mirrors, causes an apparent image of an external object or objects to appear as if projected upon a plane surface, as of paper or canvas, so that the outlines may conveniently traced. It is generally used with the microscope.

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microscope, optical device
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