mercury-vapor lamp(redirected from Mercury arc lamp)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
a lamp producing a light with a high actinic and ultraviolet content by means of an electric arc in mercury vapor.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||mercury-vapor lamp - ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapor|
quartz lamp - a mercury-vapor lamp that is enclosed in a quartz container instead of a glass container
sun lamp, sunlamp, sunray lamp, sun-ray lamp - a mercury-vapor lamp used in medical or cosmetic treatments