calutron

[ kal-yuh-tron ]
/ ˈkæl yəˌtrɒn /

noun Physics.

a device for separating isotopes by atomic mass, operating in a manner similar to a mass spectrograph.

Origin of calutron

1940–45, Americanism; Cal(ifornia) U(niversity) + -tron
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British Dictionary definitions for calutron

calutron

/ (ˈkæljʊˌtrɒn) /

noun

a device used for the separation of isotopes

Word Origin for calutron

C20: from Cal(ifornia) U(niversity) + -tron
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