mercury-vapor lamp

noun

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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The first known use of mercury-vapor lamp was in 1904

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“Mercury-vapor lamp.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercury-vapor%20lamp. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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mercury-vapor lamp

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mer·​cu·​ry-va·​por lamp | \ -ˌvā-pər- How to pronounce mercury-vapor lamp (audio) \

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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