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fluorometer

[floo-rom-i-ter, flaw-, floh-] /flʊˈrɒm ɪ tər, flɔ-, floʊ-/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring fluorescence, often as a means of determining the nature of the substance emitting the fluorescence.
Also, fluorimeter.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; fluoro- + -meter
Related forms
fluorometric
[floo r-uh-me-trik, flawr-uh-, flohr-uh-] /ˌflʊər əˈmɛ trɪk, ˌflɔr ə-, ˌfloʊr ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
fluorometry, noun
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Examples from the web for fluorometer
  • fluorometer readings alone can be used in some applications.
  • We have a special instrument, a fluorometer, taking readings in the water every minute over the course of the cruise.
  • Tell the students that samples of the water are brought out of the cave and to the surface where they are tested in a fluorometer.
  • The fluorometer shines light through the filtered sample.
  • Researchers will track the plume of the dye with a fluorometer, a device that measures dye concentration in the water.
  • The concentration of fluorescent dye in a sample can be measured using a fluorometer.
  • The fluorometer manufacturer should be contacted concerning the availability and installation of such tubes if they are desired.
British Dictionary definitions for fluorometer

fluorometer

/ˌflʊəˈrɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for inducing fluorescence by irradiation and for examination of the emission spectrum of the resulting fluorescent light
2.
a device for detecting and measuring ultraviolet radiation by determining the amount of fluorescence that it produces from a phosphor
Derived Forms
fluorometric (ˌflʊərəʊˈmɛtrɪk), fluorimetric (ˌflʊərɪˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
fluorometry, fluorimetry, noun
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fluorometer in Medicine

fluorometer fluo·rom·e·ter (flu-rŏm'ĭ-tər, flô-)
n.
An instrument for detecting and measuring fluorescence.

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