phanotron

noun phan·o·tron \ˈfanə‧ˌträn\
variants: less commonly

phanatron

\ˈfanə‧ˌträn\

Definition of phanotron

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of phanotron

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


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