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af·ter·im·age

 (ăf′tər-ĭm′ĭj)
n.
A visual image that persists after the visual stimulus causing it has ceased to act. Also called photogene.

afterimage

(ˈɑːftərˌɪmɪdʒ)
n
(Physiology) a sustained or renewed sensation, esp visual, after the original stimulus has ceased. Also called: aftersensation or photogene

af•ter•im•age

(ˈæf tərˌɪm ɪdʒ, ˈɑf-)

n.
a visual image that persists after the stimulus that caused it is no longer operative.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afterimage - an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceasedafterimage - an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased
memory image - a mental image of something previously experienced
aftertaste - an afterimage of a taste
Translations

af·ter·im·age

n. impresión mantenida por la retina.
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