calutron

[kal-yuh-tron]

Origin of calutron

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

calutron

noun
  1. a device used for the separation of isotopes

Word Origin for calutron

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