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mercury-vapor lamp


from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lamp in which ultraviolet and yellowish-green to blue visible light is produced by an electric discharge through mercury vapor.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of mercury-vapour lamp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor


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