spinthariscope

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noun spin·thar·i·scope \spin-ˈther-ə-ˌskōp, -ˈtha-rə-\

Definition of spinthariscope

  1. :  an instrument for visual detection of alpha particles that consists of a fluorescent screen and a magnifying lens system

Origin and Etymology of spinthariscope

Greek spintharis spark + English -scope


First Known Use: 1903


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