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(General Physics) one of a number of rods or tubes containing a neutron absorber, such as boron, that can be inserted into or retracted from the core of a nuclear reactor in order to control its rate of reaction
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|Noun||1.||control rod - a steel or aluminum rod that can be moved up or down to control the rate of the nuclear reaction|
nuclear reactor, reactor - (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood
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