digitron

/ (ˈdɪdʒɪˌtrɒn) /

noun

electronics a type of tube, for displaying information, having a common anode and several cathodes shaped in the form of characters, which can be lit by a glow dischargeAlso called: Nixie tube

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Word Origin for digitron

C20: from digit + -tron
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