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Amici prism

noun Optics.
  1. a compound prism that spreads out incident white light into a spectrum but produces no deviation of the central color of the dispersed beam.
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Origin of Amici prism

named after G. B. Amici (1784–1863), Italian astronomer
Also called direct-vision prism, roof prism.
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