pliotron

[ plahy-uh-tron ]
/ ˈplaɪ əˌtrɒn /

noun Electronics.

any hot-cathode vacuum tube having an anode and one or more grids.

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Origin of pliotron

First recorded in 1910–15; formerly a trademark
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