Definition of Camera lucida

1. Noun. An optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it.

Group relationships: Microscope
Generic synonyms: Optical Device

Definition of Camera lucida

1. Noun. An instrument that uses a shaped prism or mirrors to cause an apparent image of external objects to appear as if projected upon a plane surface, so that the outlines may be conveniently traced. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camera Lucida

cameo lighting
camera angle
camera anterior bulbi
camera care
camera club
camera clubs
camera flash
camera left
camera lens
camera lucida (current term)
camera move
camera movement
camera obscura
camera oculi anterior
camera oculi major
camera oculi minor
camera oculi posterior
camera operator
camera phone
camera posterior bulbi
camera ready
camera right
camera tripod
camera vitrea bulbi

Literary usage of Camera lucida

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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"Curtis's camera lucida Drawing Arrangement. ... which is designed to do away with some of the difficulties attending the use of the ordinary camera lucida. ..."

2. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1883)
"Microscope arranged with camera lucida, for Drawing or ... camera lucida and other Drawing Apparatus.—Various contrivances may be adapted to the Eye-piece, ..."

3. Animal Micrology: Practical Exercises in Zoölogical Micro-technique by Michael Frederic Guyer (1917)
"camera lucida.—As an aid in making drawings of microscopic objects, an instrument known as the camera lucida is often employed. With such an instrument the ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1885)
"... and 4 are from camera lucida drawings made by my laboratory assistant, Dr. AC Abbott, of Baltimore, to whom I am also indebted for valuable assistance ..."

5. Travels in North America, in the Years 1827 and 1828 by Basil Hall (1830)
"APPENDIX, ON THE USE OF THE camera lucida. IN consequence of the interest now so generally felt, by travellers and others, in the Camera Lu- cida, ..."

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