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beta ray

noun, Physics.
a stream of beta particles.
Origin of beta ray
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The beta ray of radium will penetrate solid iron a foot thick, a feat that would give a spirit pause.

    The Breath of Life John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for beta ray

beta ray

a stream of beta particles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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beta ray in Medicine

beta ray n.
A stream of beta particles, especially of electrons.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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beta ray in Science
beta ray  
A stream of beta particles.
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