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grenz rays

/ɡrɛnz/
noun
1.
(physics) X-rays of long wavelength produced in a device when electrons are accelerated through 25 kilovolts or less
Word Origin
C20: from grenz from German Grenze boundary
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grenz rays in Medicine

grenz rays (grěnts)
pl.n.
Very soft x-rays, closely allied to ultraviolet rays in their wavelength and in their biological action upon tissues.

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