pliotron

noun
pli·​o·​tron | \ ˈplīə‧ˌträn \
plural -s

Definition of pliotron

: a high vacuum tube containing a cathode, anode, and control grid that is used to control the flow of current in a single direction

History and Etymology for pliotron

from Pliotron, a trademark

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“Pliotron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pliotron. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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