rheotome

Rheotome

Rhe"o*tome\ (-t[=o]m), n. [Gr. "rei^n to flow + te`mnein to cut.] (Elec.) An instrument which periodically or otherwise interrupts an electric current. --Wheatstone.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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