mercury-vapor lamp

[ mur-kyuh-ree-vey-per ]
/ ˈmɜr kyə riˌveɪ pər /

noun Electricity.

a lamp producing a light with a high actinic and ultraviolet content by means of an electric arc in mercury vapor.

Nearby words

  1. mercury fulminate,
  2. mercury mass,
  3. mercury poisoning,
  4. mercury program,
  5. mercury switch,
  6. mercury-vapour lamp,
  7. mercy,
  8. mercy flight,
  9. mercy killing,
  10. mercy seat

Origin of mercury-vapor lamp

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019