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- noun A device for detecting and counting scintillations produced by ionizing radiation.
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- noun physics A
detectorof particlesand ionizing radiationwhich uses a photomultiplierto generate flashesof light
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- noun counter tube in which light flashes when exposed to ionizing radiation
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