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From the inventor's surname.


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."