lamp

Illuminating device; source of light. SEE ALSO: light.
- annealing l. an alcohol l. with a soot-free flame used in dentistry to drive off the protective NH3 gas coating from the surface of cohesive gold foil.
- Edridge-Green l. a lantern used to test recognition of colored signals; it displays a single light with color filters in rotating disks that can be modified to simulate conditions of weather and atmosphere. This test for color blindness was officially adopted in Great Britain in 1915 in place of the Holmgren wool test, but is now seldom used.
- heat l. a l. that emits infrared light and produces heat; used to apply topical heat to the skin.
- mercury vapor l. a l. in which the electric arc is in an ionized mercury vapor atmosphere; it produces ultraviolet light that can be used therapeutically or in diagnostic photometry.
- mignon l. a minute electric light used in various endoscopic instruments.
- slit l. a combination of a microscope and a narrow beam of collimated light, used to examine the eye.
- spirit l. a l., used mainly for heating in laboratory work, in which alcohol is burned.
- tungsten arc l. a l. having highly compressed tungsten elements.
- ultraviolet l. a l. that emits rays in the ultraviolet band of the spectrum. SEE ALSO: ultraviolet.
- Wood l. an ultraviolet l. with a nickel oxide filter that only passes light with a maximal wavelength of about 3660 Å; used to detect by fluorescence hairs infected Microsporum audouinii, M. canis, var. distortum, or M. ferrugineum, producing greenish-yellow fluorescence.
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limbic system-associated membrane protein; lysosome-associated membrane protein

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lamp 'lamp n any of various devices for producing light or heat see KROMAYER LAMP, SLIT LAMP

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(lamp) an apparatus for furnishing heat or light.

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  • Lamp — (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lamp — may refer to one of the following :* An oil lamp, the original use of the term * Lamp (fixture), a light fixture (luminaire) such as a table lamp or reading lamp * Signal lamp, a device used for communication between ships *Fuel burning… …   Wikipedia

  • LAMP — ist ein Akronym für den kombinierten Einsatz von Programmen auf Basis von Linux, um dynamische Webseiten zur Verfügung zu stellen. Dabei stehen die einzelnen Buchstaben des Akronyms für die verwendeten Komponenten: Linux Apache MySQL (auch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lamp — est un acronyme désignant un ensemble de logiciels libres permettant de construire des serveurs de sites Web. L acronyme original se réfère aux logiciels suivants : « Linux », le système d exploitation ; « Apache »,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lamp — S3 [læmp] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: lampe, from Latin lampas, from Greek, from lampein to shine ] 1.) an object that produces light by using electricity, oil, or gas table/desk/bedside lamp oil/electric/fluorescent lamp →↑fog …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • LAMP — est un acronyme désignant un ensemble de logiciels libres permettant de construire des serveurs de sites web. L acronyme original se réfère aux logiciels suivants : « Linux », le système d exploitation ( GNU/Linux ) ;… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LAMP — may refer to:Computing* LAMP (software bundle), the open source web platform consisting of Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/PHP/Python * Linux Animation Movie Player, a movie player for Linux, last updated in 2000 * Library Access to Music Project,… …   Wikipedia

  • Lamp — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Helmut Lamp (* 1946), deutscher Politiker (CDU) Michael Lamp (* 1977), dänischer Badmintonspieler LAMP ist die Abkürzung für: Linux Apache MySQL PHP und steht für den kombinierten Einsatz von Programmen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lamp — [ læmp ] noun count ** 1. ) an electric light, especially a small one, that stands on a table or desk: Use a desk lamp when you study. a ) an oil or gas light, especially a small one, that you can carry: an oil lamp 2. ) a piece of equipment that …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lamp — (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. lampe lamp, lights (12c.), from L. lampas a light, torch, flambeau, from Gk. lampas torch, lamp, beacon, meteor, light, from lampein to shine, from nasalized form of PIE root *lap to shine (Cf. Lith. lope light, O.Ir.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lamp — [n] lantern beacon, flashlight, gas lamp, gaslight, hurricane lamp, kerosene lamp, light, searchlight, torch; concepts 620,624,628,810 …   New thesaurus

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