beta ray

  1. a stream of beta particles.

Origin of beta ray

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby beta ray Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use beta ray in a sentence

  • 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

  1. a stream of beta particles

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Scientific definitions for beta ray

beta ray

  1. A stream of beta particles.

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