calutron

noun
cal·​u·​tron | \ ˈkal-yə-ˌträn How to pronounce calutron (audio) \

Definition of calutron

: an electromagnetic apparatus for separating isotopes according to their masses

First Known Use of calutron

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calutron

California University cyclotron

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“Calutron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calutron. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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