MOX

[ moks ]
/ mɒks /
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noun

a type of fuel used in nuclear reactors, made from reprocessed plutonium mixed with natural or depleted uranium.

Origin of MOX

m(ixed)-ox(ide) fuel
Also called MOX fuel.
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MOX

/ (mɒks) /

noun

a blend of plutonium and uranium oxides, used as a nuclear fuel in breeder reactors

Word Origin for MOX

C20: from m (ixed) ox (ides)
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