magnetron


mag·ne·tron

noun \ˈmag-nə-ˌträn\

Definition of MAGNETRON

:  a vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons is controlled by an applied magnetic field to generate power at microwave frequencies

Origin of MAGNETRON

blend of magnet and -tron
First Known Use: 1921

mag·ne·tron

noun \ˈmag-nə-ˌträn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAGNETRON

: a diode vacuum tube in which the flow of electrons is controlled by an externally applied magnetic field to generate power at microwave frequencies

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