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thyratron

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noun thy·ra·tron \ˈthī-rə-ˌträn\

Definition of thyratron

  1. :  a gas-filled hot-cathode electron tube in which the grid controls only the start of a continuous current thus giving the tube a trigger effect



Origin and Etymology of thyratron

from Thyratron, a trademark


First Known Use: 1929


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