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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There, our teacher would draw the shades to darken the room, turn on an incandescent or small mercury-vapor lamp with purple-glass filter, and shine it on selected mineral specimens.
Another loneliness: driving late at night past farmyards illuminated by a single mercury-vapor lamp. This peculiar desolation seems to gather at dusk, is displaced by expectancy toward dawn, and is drowned by activity in the daylight.