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mass spectroscope

noun, Physics.
1.
an instrument used to determine the masses of small, electrically charged particles.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
Related forms
mass spectroscopy, noun
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mass spectrometer

noun
1.
an analytical instrument in which ions, produced from a sample, are separated by electric or magnetic fields according to their ratios of charge to mass. A record is produced (mass spectrum) of the types of ion present and their relative amounts
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mass spectroscope  
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