camera lucidae

camera lucida

[loo-si-duh]
noun
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:
1660–70; < Neo-Latin: bright chamber; see camera, lucid

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camera lucida (ˈluːsɪdə)
 
n
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
 
[New Latin: light chamber]

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