scintillation counter

noun

: a device for detecting and registering individual scintillations (as in radioactive emission)

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scintillation counter was in 1947

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“Scintillation counter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scintillation%20counter. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

scintillation counter

noun
: a device for detecting and registering individual scintillations (as in radioactive emission)

called also scintillometer

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