phanotron

noun
phan·​o·​tron
variants: or less commonly phanatron \ ˈfanə‧ˌträn \
plural -s

Definition of phanotron

: 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

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History and Etymology for phanotron

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

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“Phanotron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phanotron. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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