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cosmotron

[ kos-muh-tron ]

noun

, Physics.
  1. a proton accelerator.


Cosmotron

/ ˈkɒzməˌtrɒn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cosmotron1

First recorded in 1945–50; cosmo- + -tron
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cosmotron1

C20: from cosm ( ic ray ) + -tron

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