scintillation counter

noun

Definition of scintillation counter

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

First Known Use of scintillation counter

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Scintillation counter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scintillation%20counter. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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scintillation counter

noun

Medical Definition of scintillation counter

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

called also scintillometer

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