Wood lamp

Wood lamp

(wud),
an ultraviolet lamp with a nickel oxide filter that only passes light with a maximal wavelength of about 3660 Ǻ; used to detect by fluorescence hairs infected Microsporum audouinii, M. canis, var. distortum, or M. ferrugineum, producing greenish-yellow fluorescence. Also used to elicit coral-red fluorescence in erythrasma.

Wood lamp

(wud lamp)
An ultraviolet lamp with a nickel oxide filter that only passes light with a maximal wavelength of about 365 nm; used to detect by fluorescence hairs infected with species of Microsporum audouinii, M. canis, var. distortum, or M. ferrugineum, which fluoresce greenish-yellow.

Wood,

Robert, U.S. physicist, 1868-1955.
Wood glass - a glass containing nickel oxide, used in Wood lamp.
Wood lamp - an ultraviolet lamp used to detect by fluorescence hairs infected with species of Microsporum.
Wood light - ultraviolet light produced by Wood lamp.
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