Wood's lamp

noun
\ ˈwu̇dz- How to pronounce Wood's lamp (audio) \
variants: also Wood lamp \ ˈwu̇d-​ How to pronounce Wood's lamp (audio) \

Medical Definition of Wood's lamp

: a lamp for producing ultraviolet radiation in which a filter made of nickel-containing glass is used to block all light having a wavelength above 365 nanometers and which is used especially to detect various skin conditions (as some fungus infections) by the fluorescence induced in the affected areas by ultraviolet radiation

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“Wood's lamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Wood%27s%20lamp. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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