klystron

noun
kly·​stron | \ ˈklī-ˌsträn How to pronounce klystron (audio) \

Definition of klystron

: an electron tube in which bunching of electrons is produced by electric fields and which is used for the generation and amplification of ultrahigh-frequency current

First Known Use of klystron

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for klystron

from Klystron, a trademark

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“Klystron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/klystron. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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