noun \ig-ˈnī-ˌträn\

Definition of IGNITRON

:  a mercury-containing rectifier tube in which the arc is struck again at the beginning of each cycle by a special electrode separately energized by an auxiliary circuit

Origin of IGNITRON

Latin ignis fire + English -tron
First Known Use: 1933


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