Finsen light

Fin·​sen light | \ ˈfin(t)sən-, -nzən- \

Definition of Finsen light

: a mixture of blue, violet, and near ultraviolet light that is produced by a lamp using a high-temperature carbon arc or a mercury arc and that is used in the treatment of lupus and certain other skin conditions and in testing paints and other protective coatings

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History and Etymology for Finsen light

after Niels R. Finsen †1904 Danish physician

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“Finsen light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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