[ kal-yuh-tron ]
/ ˈkæl yəˌtrɒn /
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a device for separating isotopes by atomic mass, operating in a manner similar to a mass spectrograph.
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Origin of calutron
1940–45, Americanism;Cal(ifornia)U(niversity) + -tron
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British Dictionary definitions for calutron
/ (ˈkæljʊˌtrɒn) /
a device used for the separation of isotopes
Word Origin for calutron
C20: from Cal(ifornia) U(niversity) + -tron
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