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fuel rod

noun, Energy.
nuclear fuel contained in a long thin-walled tube, an array of such tubes forming the core of a nuclear reactor. Unabridged
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fuel rod

a long tube, often made of a zirconium alloy and containing uranium-oxide pellets, that is stacked in bundles of about 200 to provide the fuel in certain types of nuclear reactor
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