eidetic "pertaining to the faculty of projecting images," 1924, from Ger. eidetisch, coined by German psychologist Erich Jaensch (1883-1940), from Gk. eidetikos "pertaining to images," also "pertaining to knowledge," from eidesis "knowledge," from eidos "form, shape" (see -OID (Cf. -oid)).

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