a form of cathode-ray tube.
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Origin of Crookes tube
First recorded in 1880–85; after Sir W. Crookes
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British Dictionary definitions for crookes tube
a type of cathode-ray tube in which the electrons are produced by a glow discharge in a low-pressure gas
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