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An optical device that projects an image of an object onto a plane surface, especially for tracing.
[New Latin camera lūcida (formed on the model of camera obscura) : Latin camera, chamber; see chamber + Latin lūcida, feminine of lūcidus, bright, full of light; see lucid.]
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(Art Terms) 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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cam′era lu′ci•da(ˈlu sɪ də)
n., pl. camera lu•ci•das.
an optical instrument, often attached to the eyepiece of a microscope, by which the image of an external object is projected on a surface for tracing.
[1660–70; < New Latin: bright chamber]
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camera lucida- An optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it.
See also related terms for observer.
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|Noun||1.||camera lucida - an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it|
microscope - magnifier of the image of small objects; "the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
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