thermoelectron

[ thur-moh-i-lek-tron ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊ ɪˈlɛk trɒn /

noun Physics.

an electron emitted by an incandescent material.

Nearby words

  1. thermoelectric effect,
  2. thermoelectric thermometer,
  3. thermoelectricity,
  4. thermoelectrometer,
  5. thermoelectromotive force,
  6. thermoesthesia,
  7. thermoesthesiometer,
  8. thermoexcitory,
  9. thermoform,
  10. thermogalvanometer

Origin of thermoelectron

First recorded in 1925–30; thermo- + electron

Related formsther·mo·e·lec·tron·ic [thur-moh-i-lek-tron-ik, -ee-lek-] /ˌθɜr moʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒn ɪk, -ˌi lɛk-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for thermoelectron

thermoelectron

/ (ˌθɜːməʊɪˈlɛktrɒn) /

noun

an electron emitted at high temperature, such as one produced in a thermionic valve
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