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calutron

[kal-yuh-tron] /ˈkæl yəˌtrɒn/
noun, Physics.
1.
a device for separating isotopes by atomic mass, operating in a manner similar to a mass spectrograph.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; Cal(ifornia) U(niversity) + -tron
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calutron

/ˈkæljʊˌtrɒn/
noun
1.
a device used for the separation of isotopes
Word Origin
C20: from Cal(ifornia) U(niversity) + -tron
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