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Meaning of orthicon

or•thi•con

Pronunciation: (ôr'thi-kon"), [key]
— n. Television.
  1. a camera tube, more sensitive than the iconoscope, in which a beam of low-velocity electrons scans a photoemissive mosaic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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