Woods lamp

Wood's lamp

An ultraviolet lamp with a nickel oxide filter that only passes light with a maximal wavelength of about 3660 [[a�]]; used to detect by fluorescence hairs infected with species M. Audouinii, M. Canis, var. Distortum, or M. Ferrugineum, producing greenish-yellow fluorescence.

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