-tron


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-tron

suff.
1. Vacuum tube: dynatron.
2. Device for manipulating subatomic particles: betatron.

[Greek, instrumental n. suff.]

-tron

suffix forming nouns
1. (Electronics) indicating a vacuum tube: magnetron.
2. (Atomic Physics) indicating an instrument for accelerating atomic or subatomic particles: synchrotron.
[from Greek, suffix indicating instrument]

-tron

a combining form extracted from electron, used in the names of electron tubes (magnetron) and of devices for accelerating subatomic particles (cyclotron).