HyperDic: x-ray_tube

English > 1 sense of the expression X-ray tube:
NOUNartifactX-ray tubea vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays
English > X-ray tube: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays.
Part ofX-ray machineAn apparatus that provides a source of X rays
Broadertube, vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valveelectronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope

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