grenz rays

noun

physics X-rays of long wavelength produced in a device when electrons are accelerated through 25 kilovolts or less

Nearby words

  1. grenfell, sir wilfred thomason,
  2. grenoble,
  3. grenville,
  4. grenville, george,
  5. grenville, sir richard,
  6. gresham,
  7. gresham's law,
  8. gresham, sir thomas,
  9. gressorial,
  10. greta

Word Origin for grenz rays

C20: from grenz from German Grenze boundary

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Medicine definitions for grenz rays

grenz rays

[grĕnts]

pl.n.

Very soft x-rays, closely allied to ultraviolet rays in their wavelength and in their biological action upon tissues.

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