spin·thar·i·scope noun \spin-ˈtha-rə-ˌskōp\
: an instrument for visual detection of alpha particles that consists of a fluorescent screen and a magnifying lens system
Origin of SPINTHARISCOPE
spark + English -scope
First Known Use: 1903
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