excimer laser

noun
ex·​ci·​mer laser | \ ˈek-si-ˌmər- How to pronounce excimer laser (audio) \

Definition of excimer laser

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

Examples of excimer laser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are several different types of phototherapy—including narrowband UVB, broadband UVB, targeted UVB [excimer laser or light], and UVA with psoralens (topical, oral, or bath)—and all of them involve exposing the skin to light. Jenna Birch, SELF, 28 Oct. 2019 Your derm may also suggest trying an excimer laser, which can work on individual spots that are not responding to other therapies. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Your derm may also suggest trying an excimer laser, which can work on individual spots that are not responding to other therapies. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Your derm may also suggest trying an excimer laser, which can work on individual spots that are not responding to other therapies. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Your derm may also suggest trying an excimer laser, which can work on individual spots that are not responding to other therapies. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Your derm may also suggest trying an excimer laser, which can work on individual spots that are not responding to other therapies. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Your derm may also suggest trying an excimer laser, which can work on individual spots that are not responding to other therapies. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018 Your derm may also suggest trying an excimer laser, which can work on individual spots that are not responding to other therapies. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, 31 July 2018

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First Known Use of excimer laser

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for excimer laser

excited + dimer

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excimer laser

noun

Medical Definition of excimer laser

: 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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