x-ray tube


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x-ray tube

n.
A vacuum tube containing electrodes that accelerate electrons and direct them to a metal anode, where their impacts produce x-rays.

X-ray tube

n
(General Physics) an evacuated tube containing a metal target onto which is directed a beam of electrons at high energy for the generation of X-rays

x-ray tube


n.
an electronic tube for producing x-rays, essentially a cathode-ray tube in which a metal target is bombarded with high-energy electrons.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.X-ray tube - a vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays
electron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, vacuum tube, tube - electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
X-ray machine - an apparatus that provides a source of X rays
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