mercury lamp


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mercury lamp

[′mər·kyə·rē ‚lamp]
(electronics)

mercury lamp

A high-intensity electric-discharge lamp consisting of an electric arc in mercury vapor in a sealed tube, which in turn may be enclosed in an outer glass envelope; the light produced appears blue-white, but contains only violet, blue, green, and yellow components; usually operates slightly above atmospheric pressure.
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