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scintillation

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noun scin·til·la·tion \ˌsin-tə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of scintillation

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of scintillating; especially :  rapid changes in the brightness of a celestial body

  2. 2a :  a spark or flash emitted in scintillatingb :  a flash of light produced in a phosphor by an ionizing event

  3. 3 :  a brilliant outburst (as of wit)

  4. 4 :  a flash of the eye



Circa 1623

First Known Use of scintillation

circa 1623


Medical Dictionary

scintillation

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noun , often attributive scin·til·la·tion \ˌsint-əl-ˈā-shən\

Medical Definition of scintillation

  1. :  a flash of light produced in a phosphor by an ionizing event




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