ignitron etymology

English word ignitron comes from English ignite, English -tron

Detailed word origin of ignitron

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ignite English (eng) (chemistry, transitive) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; often said of incombustible or infusible substances.. (intransitive) to commence burning.. (transitive) to set fire to (something), to light (something). (transitive) to spark off (something), to trigger.
-tron English (eng) Used as a gender-neutral suffix as an alternative to -ter or -tress. Used to name a number of elementary particles. Used to name a number of machine learning algorithms. Used to name a number of particle accelerators. Used to name various electronic devices.
ignitron English (eng) A form of rectifier having a pool of mercury as cathode.

Words with the same origin as ignitron

Descendants of ignite
ignitability ignitable ignitible ignitor reignition
Descendants of -tron
Quotron alphatron cosmotron crossatron cryotron cyclotron gyrotron isotron krytron magnetron mellotron microtron minirhizotron orgasmatron photosynthetron plasmatron positron positronic reflectron rhizotron surfatron synchrotron trigatron waitron