image converter tube

image tube

noun
an electron tube that receives a pattern of radiation, as infrared, ultraviolet, or x-ray, on a photosensitive surface and reproduces the pattern on a fluorescent screen.
Also called image-converter tube [im-ij-kuhn-vur-ter] .


Origin:
1935–40

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