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rec·ti·fi·er

(rek'ti-fī'ĕr),
An electronic device for converting alternating to direct voltage, part of the circuitry of an x-ray machine.
[Mediev. L. rectifico, to make right, fr. rectus, right + facio to make]

rectifier

[rek′tifī′ər]
an electric device that converts alternating current into pulsating direct current (DC). Rectifiers are used to power x-ray tubes, which require a DC electric source.

rec·ti·fi·er

(rek'ti-fī'ĕr)
An electronic device for converting alternating to direct voltage, part of the circuitry of an x-ray machine.

rectifier (rek´tifīur),

n a device used for converting an alternating current to a direct current; it also prevents or limits the flow of current in the opposite direction.
rectifier, full-wave,
n an apparatus for rectifying the entire wave of an alternating current in a radiography machine by means of a mechanical rectifier or valve tube.
rectifier, half-wave,
n an apparatus used in the rectifying of half of the sine wave in a radiography unit.
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