from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lamp that produces visible light by fluorescence, especially a glass tube whose inner wall is coated with a material that fluoresces when an electrical current causes a vapor within the tube to discharge electrons.
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- n. a gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light.
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- n. lamp consisting of a tube coated on the inside with a fluorescent material; mercury vapor in the tube emits ultraviolet radiation that is converted to visible radiation by the fluorescent material
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