Crookes tube

noun

Definition of Crookes tube

: a vacuum tube evacuated to a pressure of about .04 mm of mercury for demonstrating the properties of cathode rays

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History and Etymology for Crookes tube

after Sir Wm. Crookes

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“Crookes tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Crookes%20tube. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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