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cosmotron

[ kos-muh-tron ]
/ ˈkɒs məˌtrɒn /
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noun Physics.
a proton accelerator.
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Origin of cosmotron

First recorded in 1945–50; cosmo- + -tron
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British Dictionary definitions for cosmotron

Cosmotron
/ (ˈkɒzməˌtrɒn) /

noun
a large synchrotron which was used for accelerating protons to high energies (of the order of 1 GeV)

Word Origin for Cosmotron

C20: from cosm (ic ray) + -tron
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