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anticathode

Line breaks: anti|cath¦ode
Pronunciation: /antɪˈkaθəʊd
 
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Definition of anticathode in English:

noun

Physics
The target (or anode) of an X-ray tube which is struck by electrons from the cathode and from which X-rays are emitted.
Example sentences
  • The invention concerns an X-ray tube anticathode designed to be able to rotate at an extremely high speed.
  • It consists of an X-ray tube with interchangeable anticathodes and the necessary pumps and power supplies.
  • In fact, the anticathode lacks any type of electrical connector.

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