photoelectric-tube

photoelectric tube

noun Electronics.
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phototube

[foh-tuh-toob, -tyoob]
noun Electronics.
an electron tube with a photosensitive cathode, used like a photocell.
Also called photoelectric tube.


Origin:
1925–30; photo- + tube

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phototube (ˈfəʊtəʊˌtjuːb)
 
n
a type of photocell in which radiation falling on a photocathode causes electrons to flow to an anode and thus produce an electric current

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