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magnetron

[mag′nətron]
Etymology: Gk, magnesia, lodestone, trum, device
a source of microwave energy used in medical linear accelerators to accelerate electrons to the therapeutic energies.

mag·ne·tron

(mag'nĕ-tron)
Device within a linear accelerator that serves as a microwave amplifier and oscillator.
See also: klystron
[magnet + -tron fr. electron]
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