excimer laser

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noun ex·ci·mer laser \ˈek-si-ˌmər-\

Definition of excimer laser

  1. :  a laser that uses a noble-gas halide to generate radiation usually in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum

Origin and Etymology of excimer laser

excited + dimer


First Known Use: 1973


Medical Dictionary

excimer laser

noun ex·ci·mer laser

Medical Definition of excimer laser

  1. :  a laser that uses a compound of a halogen and a noble gas to generate radiation usually in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum


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