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Medical Term:

scintillation

Pronunciation: sin'ti-la'shun

Definition:

  1. Flashing or sparkling; a subjective sensation as of sparks or flashes of light.
  2. In radiation measurement, the light produced by an ionizing event in a phosphor, as in a crystal or liquid scintillator.

[L. scintilla, a spark]

See Also: scintillation counter

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