calutron

noun

cal·​u·​tron ˈkal-yə-ˌträn How to pronounce calutron (audio)
: an electromagnetic apparatus for separating isotopes according to their masses

Word History

Etymology

California University cyclotron

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calutron was in 1945

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“Calutron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calutron. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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