An electron tube that uses electric fields and resonant cavities to bunch electrons from a uniform stream, used as an oscillator, amplifier, etc. in ultrahigh frequency circuits, and esp. as a generator and amplifier of microwaves.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Klystron
Origin of Klystron
Greek kluzein klus- to wash, break over –tron
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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