Definition of dynode in English:

dynode

noun

Electronics
  • An intermediate electrode which emits additional electrons in a photomultiplier or similar amplifying device.

    • ‘A gating circuit that inverts the polarity of dynodes 1 and 3, for up to 1.5 ms after the laser pulse, protects the photomultiplier from the intense prompt fluorescence light pulse.’

Origin

1930s: from Greek dunamis power + -ode.

Pronunciation:

dynode

/ˈdʌɪnəʊd/