zoopraxiscope

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See also: zoöpraxiscope

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Etymology[edit]

From zoo +‎ praxis +‎ scope.

Noun[edit]

zoopraxiscope (plural zoopraxiscopes)

  1. (photography, historical) An instrument developed by Eadweard Muybridge in the 1870's, similar to the phenakistoscope. The instrument involves a disc that includes serial pictures being rotated in front of a light source, projecting them upon a screen, to exhibit the natural movements of animals and the like.