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advanced gas-cooled reactor

[əd′vanst ′gas ¦küld rē′ak·tər]
(nucleonics)
A power-generating nuclear reactor which has steel-clad uranium dioxide fuel elements and is cooled by carbon dioxide gas.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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