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krytron (ˈkraɪtrɒn)
electronics a type of fast electronic gas-discharge switch, used as a trigger in nuclear weapons

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Main Entry:  krytron
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a high-speed solid-state switching device triggered by light pulses and used in nuclear devices
Etymology:  1994's 21st Century Lexicon
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