X-ray tube
X-ray tube X"-ray` tube (Physics) A vacuum tube suitable for producing R["o]ntgen rays. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • X-ray tube — n a vacuum tube in which a concentrated stream of electrons from a cathode strikes a metal target and produces X rays from the side of the tube at right angles in a quantity and intensity that is controlled by the cathode temperature and with a… …   Medical dictionary

  • X-ray tube — n. an evacuated tube containing a metal target that is bombarded by electrons from a cathode and that subsequently emits X rays …   English World dictionary

  • X-ray tube — An X ray tube is a vacuum tube that produces X rays. They are used in X ray machines. X rays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum, an ionizing radiation with wavelengths shorter than ultraviolet light. X ray tubes evolved from experimental… …   Wikipedia

  • X-ray tube — noun a vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays • Hypernyms: ↑tube, ↑vacuum tube, ↑thermionic vacuum tube, ↑thermionic tube, ↑electron tube, ↑thermionic valve •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • x-ray tube — 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] * * * ▪ electronics also called  Roentgen tube        evacuated electron tube that produces X rays… …   Universalium

  • X-ray tube — rentgeno vamzdis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Roentgen tube; X ray tube vok. Röntgenlampe, f; Röntgenröhre, f rus. рентгеновская трубка, f; трубка Рентгена, f pranc. tube à rayons X, m; tube de Röntgen, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • X-ray tube — noun A device that produces X rays by directing energetic electrons into a metal target. The dentist aimed the X ray tube at my mouth to find the cavity …   Wiktionary

  • x-ray tube — n. elo phs an electronic tube for producing x rays, essentially a cathode ray tube in which a metal target is bombarded with high energy electrons • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • X-ray tube — /ˌɛks reɪ tjub/ (say .eks ray tyoohb) noun Physics an evacuated tube for the production of X rays in which a heavy metal target is bombarded with a high velocity stream of electrons …   Australian English dictionary

  • X-ray tube — noun Date: 1896 a vacuum tube in which a concentrated stream of electrons strikes a metal target and produces X rays …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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