Kirlian photography
noun Etymology: Semiticën D. Kirlian died 1978 and Valentina Kh. Kirlian died 1971 Soviet inventors Date: 1972 a process in which an image is obtained by application of a high-frequency electric field to an object so that it radiates a characteristic pattern of luminescence that is recorded on photographic film • Kirlian photograph noun

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  • Kirlian photography — a photographic technique in which a high voltage current passed over a subject in contact with photographic film or paper produces an image surrounded by a luminous radiation, or aura, which some claim is a bioenergetic field that can reveal… …   Medical dictionary

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