Meaning of betatron

be•ta•tron

Pronunciation: (bā'tu-tron" or, esp. Brit., bē'-), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. an accelerator in which electrons are accelerated to high energies by an electric field produced by a changing magnetic field.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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