dynatron

noun
dy·na·tron | \ˈdī-nə-ˌträn \

Definition of dynatron 

: a vacuum tube in which the secondary emission of electrons from the plate results in a decrease in the plate current as the plate voltage increases

First Known Use of dynatron

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dynatron

Greek dynamis power

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