|absorbance (əbˈsɔːbəns, -ˈzɔː-)|
|physics See transmittance a measure of the light-absorbing ability of an object, expressed as the logarithm to base 10 of the reciprocal of the internal transmittance|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
absorbance ab·sorb·ance (əb-sôr'bəns, -zôr'-) or ab·sorb·an·cy or ab·sorb·en·cy (əb-sôr'bən-sē, -zôr'-)
Abbr. A In spectrophotometry, equal to 2 minus the log of the percentage transmittance of light. Also called extinction, optical density.