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camera lucida

[loo-si-duh] /ˈlu sɪ də/
noun
1.
an optical instrument, often attached to the eyepiece of a microscope, by which the image of an external object is projected on a sheet of paper or the like for tracing.
Origin of camera lucida
1660-1670
1660-70; < New Latin: bright chamber; see camera, lucid
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camera lucida

/ˈluːsɪdə/
noun
1.
an instrument attached to a microscope, etc to enable an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface to facilitate the sketching of the image
Word Origin
New Latin: light chamber
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