dual-cycle boiling-water reactor
dual-cycle boiling-water reactor[¦dü·əl ′sī·kəl ¦bȯil·iŋ ′wȯd·ər rē‚ak·tər]
A boiling-water reactor in which part of the steam used to run the steam turbine is generated in the reactor core and part is generated in an external heat exchanger. Also known as dual-cycle reactor system.
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