orthicon

noun
or·​thi·​con | \ ˈȯr-thi-ˌkän How to pronounce orthicon (audio) \

Definition of orthicon

: a camera tube similar to but more sensitive than an iconoscope in which the charges are scanned by a low-velocity beam

First Known Use of orthicon

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orthicon

International Scientific Vocabulary orth- + iconoscope

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“Orthicon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthicon. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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