[ em-lahyn ]
/ ˈɛmˌlaɪn /
one of a series of lines (M-series) in the x-ray spectrum of an atom corresponding to radiation (M-radiation) caused by the transition of an electron to the M-shell.
Origin of M-line
First recorded in 1920–25
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