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scintillator

[sin-tl-ey-ter] /ˈsɪn tlˌeɪ tər/
noun, Physics.
1.
a phosphor capable of producing scintillations.
Origin of scintillator
1870-1875
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.

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British Dictionary definitions for scintillator

scintillator

/ˈsɪntɪˌleɪtə/
noun
1.
(physics) a phosphor that produces scintillations
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scintillator in Medicine

scintillator scin·til·la·tor (sĭn'tl-ā'tər)
n.
A substance that glows when hit by high-energy particles or photons.

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