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scintillator

[sin-tl-ey-ter]
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noun Physics.
  1. a phosphor capable of producing scintillations.
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Origin of scintillator

First recorded in 1870–75; scintillate + -or2
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  • Over three hundred scintillator effects were worked out and this feature of fireless fireworks was widely varied.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh


British Dictionary definitions for scintillator

scintillator

noun
  1. physics a phosphor that produces scintillations
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scintillator in Medicine

scintillator

(sĭntl-ā′tər)
n.
  1. A substance that glows when hit by high-energy particles or photons.
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