phototube

noun
pho·​to·​tube | \ ˈfō-tō-ˌtüb How to pronounce phototube (audio) , -ˌtyüb \

Definition of phototube

: an electron tube having a photoemissive cathode whose released electrons are drawn to the anode by reason of its positive potential

First Known Use of phototube

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Phototube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phototube. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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