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A thermionic diode rectifier utilizing an arc discharge in mercury vapour or gas at very low pressure.
1930s. Origin uncertain; perhaps from ancient Greek ϕαν-, stem of ϕαίνειν to bring to light, cause to appear + -o- + -tron. Originally a trade name.
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