Plücker tube

noun
Plück·​er tube | \ ˈpli|kə(r)-, -lu̇| \

Definition of Plücker tube

: a gas-filled discharge tube with a narrowly constricted straight portion in which the intensified luminosity adapts the tube to use in the spectroscopy of gases

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History and Etymology for Plücker tube

after Julius Plücker †1868 German mathematician and physicist

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“Plücker tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pl%C3%BCcker%20tube. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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