[ thahy-ruh-tron ]
/ ˈθaɪ rəˌtrɒn /
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a gas-filled, hot-cathode tube in which one or more control electrodes initiate, but do not limit and cannot interrupt, the flow of electrons.
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British Dictionary definitions for thyratron
/ (ˈθaɪrəˌtrɒn) /
electronics a gas-filled tube that has three electrodes and can be switched between an `off' state and an `on' state. It has been superseded, except for application involving high-power switching, by the thyristor
Word Origin for thyratron
C20: originally a trademark, from Greek thura door, valve + -tron
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