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flu·men

, pl.

flu·mi·na

(flū'men, flū'min-ă),
A flowing, or stream.
Synonym(s): stream
[L.]

stream

(strem)
A steady flow of a liquid.

cathode stream

Negatively charged electrons emitted from a cathode and accelerated in a straight line to interact with an anode. X-ray photons are then produced.
See: Bremsstrahlung radiation; ray, cathode

flu·men

, pl. flumina (flū'mĕn, -mi-nă)
A flowing, or stream.
Synonym(s): stream.
[L.]
References in classic literature ?
He crossed the stream below the pool and disappeared through the green screen.
Guess I'll take another whack at her," he concluded, starting to cross the stream.
He stumbled across the stream in the darkness and lighted his long-delayed fire.
Nightfall found him by the edge of the stream his eyes wrestling with the gathering darkness over the washing of a five-dollar pan.
The first cross-cut the man made, there was space for only three holes, so narrow had become the pay-streak and so close was he to the fountainhead of the golden stream he had been following for four days.
The stream once more drowsed and whispered; the hum of the mountain bees rose sleepily.
When you look at a stream," says Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Patrick Mulholland, "your overriding impression centers on the flow.
While the report acknowledged that moving to single stream from a source-separated arrangement would increase the volume of material being collected for recycling, the cost savings of collecting larger quantities would be offset by the additional costs for processors and mills.
Agricultural streams lagged behind most of the forested ones in diversity of invertebrates and had few of the fish species that thrive on sedimentfree stream beds.
Its members envisioned turning the Little Gunpowder into a trout stream.
Material that needs further sorting runs by a five-person sorting line whose pickers can pluck out contaminants and brown grades that need to be removed to produce a high-grade stream of recovered paper.