from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An electronic component used in photomultipliers, particle detectors, and electron microscopes, in which single electrons may produce a large current by inducing secondary emission of electrons when they strike an anode.
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- noun a vacuum tube that amplifies a flow of electrons
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