thermoelectronic

thermoelectron

[thur-moh-i-lek-tron]
noun Physics.
an electron emitted by an incandescent material.

Origin:
1925–30; thermo- + electron

thermoelectronic [thur-moh-i-lek-tron-ik, -ee-lek-] , adjective
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thermoelectron (ˌθɜːməʊɪˈlɛktrɒn)
 
n
an electron emitted at high temperature, such as one produced in a thermionic valve

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