magnetron etymology

English word magnetron comes from English magnet, English -tron

Detailed word origin of magnetron

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
magnet English (eng) (informal, figuratively, preceded by a noun) A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.. A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.
-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.
magnetron English (eng) (physics) a device in which electrons are made to resonate in a specially shaped chamber and thus produce microwave radiation; used in radar, and in microwave ovens.

Words with the same origin as magnetron

Descendants of -tron
Quotron alphatron cosmotron crossatron cryotron cyclotron gyrotron ignitron isotron krytron mellotron microtron minirhizotron orgasmatron photosynthetron plasmatron positron positronic reflectron rhizotron surfatron synchrotron trigatron waitron