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detector

 [de-tek´ter]
a device by which an object or condition can be discovered.
image detector any recording medium used in radiology, such as film or a cathode ray tube.
lie detector polygraph.

de·tec·tor

(dē-tek'tŏr, -tōr),
The component of a laboratory instrument that detects the chemical or physical signal indicating the presence or quantity of the substance of interest.

de·tec·tor

(dĕ-tek'tŏr)
The component of a laboratory instrument that detects the chemical or physical signal indicating the presence or quantity of the substance of interest.