microtron etymology

English word microtron comes from English -tron, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Detailed word origin of microtron

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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.
micro- English (eng) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microtron English (eng) A kind of particle accelerator similar to the cyclotron, but in which the accelerating field is not applied through large D-shaped electrodes but through a linear accelerator structure.

Words with the same origin as microtron

Descendants of -tron
Quotron alphatron cosmotron crossatron cryotron cyclotron gyrotron ignitron isotron krytron magnetron mellotron minirhizotron orgasmatron photosynthetron plasmatron positron positronic reflectron rhizotron surfatron synchrotron trigatron waitron
Descendants of micro-
microbiology microbrew microbrowser microcellular microchip microcrystal microdot microlesioned microlight micromarketing micromercurialism micromesh micromirror micropaleontologic microphage microphone microprocessor microprotrusion microscopy microsculptured microsecond microspotter microsurge microsurgery microwave