mercury arc

Origin of mercury arc

First recorded in 1915–20
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mercury arc

noun
    1. an electric discharge through ionized mercury vapour, producing a brilliant bluish-green light containing ultraviolet radiation
    2. (as modifier)a mercury-arc rectifier See also ignitron
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