Cerenkov

adjective
Ce·​ren·​kov
variants: also Cherenkov \ chər-​ˈ(y)eŋ-​kəf How to pronounce Cherenkov (audio) \

Medical Definition of Cerenkov

1 : of, relating to, or being Cerenkov radiation or the process that produces such radiation the Cerenkov effect
2 : being a device that makes use of Cerenkov radiation a Cerenkov counter

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