cyclotron

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noun cy·clo·tron \ˈsī-klə-ˌträn\

Definition of cyclotron

  1. :  an accelerator in which charged particles (as protons, deuterons, or ions) are propelled by an alternating electric field in a constant magnetic field

Origin and Etymology of cyclotron

cycl- + -tron; from the circular movement of the particles


First Known Use: 1935


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cyclotron

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noun cy·clo·tron \ˈsī-klə-ˌträn\

Medical Definition of cyclotron

  1. :  an accelerator in which charged particles (as protons, deuterons, or ions) are propelled by an alternating electric field in a constant magnetic field


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