-tron

noun suffix

Definition of -tron

1 : vacuum tube magnetron
2 : device for the manipulation of subatomic particles cyclotron

History and Etymology for -tron

Greek, suffix denoting an instrument; akin to Old English -thor, suffix denoting an instrument, Latin -trum

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“-tron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-tron. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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