pentode

noun
pen·​tode | \ˈpen‧ˌtōd\
plural -s

Definition of pentode 

: a vacuum tube with five electrodes including a cathode, an anode, a control grid, and two additional grids or other electrodes

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History and Etymology for pentode

International Scientific Vocabulary penta- + -ode

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