rotating-anode tube

rotating-anode tube

[′rō‚tād·iŋ ¦an‚ōd ‚tüb]
(electronics)
An x-ray tube in which the anode rotates continuously to bring a fresh area of its surface into the beam of electrons, allowing greater output without melting the target.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.