mercury-vapor lamp

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Definition of mercury-vapor lamp 

: an electric lamp in which the discharge takes place through mercury vapor

called also mercury lamp

First Known Use of mercury-vapor lamp

1904, in the meaning defined above

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mercury-vapor lamp

noun
mer·cu·ry-va·por lamp | \-ˌvā-pər- \

Medical Definition of mercury-vapor lamp 

: an electric lamp in which the discharge takes place through mercury vapor and which has been used therapeutically as a source of ultraviolet radiation

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