thyrite

noun
thy·​rite | \ ˈthīˌrīt \

Definition of thyrite

: an electrically resistant material consisting primarily of silicon carbide, having low resistance at high currents and high resistance at low currents, and used especially in lightning arresters formerly a U.S. registered trademark

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“Thyrite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thyrite. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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