dynatron

noun
dy·​na·​tron | \ ˈdī-nə-ˌträn How to pronounce dynatron (audio) \

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

dyna- (in dynamo, dynamic entry 1) + -tron

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“Dynatron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dynatron. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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