spectral series


noun Physics.

a series of lines in the spectrum of light emitted by excited atoms of an element, each line being related to the others in the series by a simple numerical equation and identified with a particular energy level of an atom of the element.

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  1. spectra yellow,
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  4. spectral line,
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  6. spectral type,
  7. spectrally,
  8. spectre,
  9. spectrin,
  10. spectro-

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