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scintillation counter

noun

Definition of scintillation counter

  1. :  a device for detecting and registering individual scintillations (as in radioactive emission)



1948

First Known Use of scintillation counter

1948


Medical Dictionary

scintillation counter

noun

Medical Definition of scintillation counter

  1. :  a device for detecting and registering individual scintillations (as in radioactive emission)—called also scintillometer




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