scintillation

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scin·til·la·tion

noun \ˌsin-tə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of SCINTILLATION

1
:  an act or instance of scintillating; especially :  rapid changes in the brightness of a celestial body
2
a :  a spark or flash emitted in scintillating
b :  a flash of light produced in a phosphor by an ionizing event
3
:  a brilliant outburst (as of wit)
4
:  a flash of the eye

First Known Use of SCINTILLATION

circa 1623

scin·til·la·tion

noun , often attrib \ˌsint-əl-ˈā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCINTILLATION

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

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