variants or less commonly phanatron
plural -s
: a low-pressure diode filled with mercury vapor or an inert gas and used as a rectifier for radio transmitters and industrial direct current power

Word History


perhaps from Greek phano- showing (from phainein to show) + English -tron

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“Phanotron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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