betatron

noun
be·​ta·​tron | \ ˈbā-tə-ˌträn How to pronounce betatron (audio) \

Definition of betatron

: an accelerator in which electrons are propelled by the inductive action of a rapidly varying magnetic field

First Known Use of betatron

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Betatron.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/betatron?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=b&file=betatr01. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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