Geiger-Müller tube

noun Physics.

a tube functioning as an ionization chamber within a Geiger counter.

Origin of Geiger-Müller tube

First recorded in 1925–30; see origin at Geiger-Müller threshold

Also called Geiger tube. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for geiger tube

Geiger tube


A metal or glass tube filled with gas and used with a geiger counter.

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