an early cathode-ray tube with a cathode, anode, and some low-pressure gas
Origin of Crookes tubeafter Sir William Crookes
A low-pressure discharge tube used to study the properties of cathode rays.
Origin of Crookes tubeAfter Sir William Crookes.
(plural Crookes tubes)
After Sir William Crookes (1832–1919), British chemist and physicist, one of its inventors.