thermoluminescent dosimeter

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ther·mo·lu·mi·nes·cent do·sim·e·ter

(TLD) (thĕr'mō-lū-mi-nes'ĕnt dō-sim'ĕ-tĕr)
Device resembling a film badge but that uses lithium fluoride crystals instead of film to record radiation exposure.
See also: film badge
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thermoluminescent dosimeter

(thĕr″mō-loo-mĭ-nĕs′ĕnt)
A monitoring device consisting of a small crystal in a container that can be attached to a patient or to a health care worker. It stores energy when struck by ionizing radiation. When heated, it will emit light proportional to the amount of radiation to which it has been exposed.
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