scintillator

[ sin-tl-ey-ter ]
/ ˈsɪn tlˌeɪ tər /

noun Physics.

a phosphor capable of producing scintillations.

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Origin of scintillator

First recorded in 1870–75; scintillate + -or2
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  • Over three hundred scintillator effects were worked out and this feature of fireless fireworks was widely varied.

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British Dictionary definitions for scintillator

scintillator
/ (ˈsɪntɪˌleɪtə) /

noun

physics a phosphor that produces scintillations
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Medical definitions for scintillator

scintillator
[ sĭntl-ā′tər ]

n.

A substance that glows when hit by high-energy particles or photons.
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