calutron

calutron

[kal-yuh-tron]
noun Physics.
a device for separating isotopes by atomic mass, operating in a manner similar to a mass spectrograph.

Origin:
1940–45, Americanism; Cal(ifornia) U(niversity) + -tron

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calutron (ˈkæljʊˌtrɒn)
 
n
a device used for the separation of isotopes
 
[C20: from Cal(ifornia) U(niversity) + -tron]

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