mercury-vapor lamp

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mer′cury-va`por lamp`



n.
a lamp producing a light with a high actinic and ultraviolet content by means of an electric arc in mercury vapor.
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Noun1.mercury-vapor lamp - ultraviolet lamp that emits a strong bluish light (rich in ultraviolet radiation) as electric current passes through mercury vapormercury-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
ultraviolet lamp, ultraviolet source - any source of illumination that emits ultraviolet radiation
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