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magnetron

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noun mag·ne·tron \ˈmag-nə-ˌträn\

Definition of magnetron

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



Origin and Etymology of magnetron

blend of magnet and -tron


First Known Use: 1921


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magnetron

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noun mag·ne·tron \ˈmag-nə-ˌträn\

Medical Definition of magnetron

  1. :  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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