Kirlian

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From the inventor's surname.

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Kirlian (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Russian inventor Semyon Davidovich Kirlian, and to his process of recording corona discharges from the surface of objects onto photographic plates.
    • 1990 Gordon McComb, Gordon McComb's Gadgeteers Goldmine: 55 Space-age Projects →ISBN p77:
      "It is not the purpose of this chapter to debate the meaning of the Kirlian effect but to provide step-by-step instructions on how to build your own Kirlian apparatus so that you can experiment with it in your own garage."
    • 2000 Newton C. Braga, Electronic Projects from the Next Dimension: Paranormal Experiments for Hobbyists →ISBN p128:
      "The roots of Kirlian photography are in observations of patterns produced in resin dust by high-voltage discharges."
    • 2002 William Lee Rand, Reiki, the Healing Touch →ISBN p28:
      "Kirlian photography is a technique that allows the etheric energy patterns around living things to be photographed."

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