- a photographic process that supposedly records electrical discharges naturally emanating from living objects, producing an auralike glow surrounding the object on a photographic plate or film with which the object is in direct contact.
Origin of Kirlian photography
1970–75; after Semyon D. and Valentina K. Kirlian, Russian technicians who developed the process
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- a process that is said to record directly on photographic film the field radiation of electricity emitted by an object to which an electric charge has been applied
Word Origin for Kirlian photography
C20: named after Semyan D. and Valentina K. Kirlian, Armenian researchers who described the process
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