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strobotron

[stroh-buh-tron, strob-uh-] /ˈstroʊ bəˌtrɒn, ˈstrɒb ə-/
noun, Electronics.
1.
a glow lamp, used in stroboscopes, that gives very bright flashes of light in response to voltage pulses.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; strobo- (see stroboscope) + -tron
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