x-ray tube


an electronic tube for producing x-rays, essentially a cathode-ray tube in which a metal target is bombarded with high-energy electrons.

Origin of x-ray tube

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for x-ray tube

X-ray tube


an evacuated tube containing a metal target onto which is directed a beam of electrons at high energy for the generation of X-rays
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