Definition of ignitron in English:

ignitron

noun

  • A kind of rectifier with a mercury cathode, able to carry large electric currents.

    • ‘The construction and the electric characteristics of a high-speed trigger pulse generator for an ignitron are described.’

Origin

1930s: from ignite or ignition + -tron.

Pronunciation:

ignitron

/ˈiɡnəˌträn/