excimer laser


ex·ci·mer laser

noun \ˈek-si-ˌmər-\

Definition of EXCIMER LASER

:  a laser that uses a noble-gas halide to generate radiation usually in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum

Origin of EXCIMER LASER

excited + dimer
First Known Use: 1973

excimer laser

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXCIMER LASER

: a laser that uses a compound of a halogen and a noble gas to generate radiation usually in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: excipient
Previous Word in the Dictionary: excide
All Words Near: excimer laser

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up excimer laser? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).