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microspectrophotometer

[mahy-kroh-spek-truh-foh-tom-i-ter] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌspɛk trə foʊˈtɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Optics.
1.
a spectrophotometer for examining light emitted, transmitted, or reflected by minute objects.
Origin of microspectrophotometer
1950-1955
1950-55; micro- + spectrophotometer
Related forms
microspectrophotometric
[mahy-kroh-spek-troh-foh-tuh-me-trik] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌspɛk troʊˌfoʊ təˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
microspectrophotometry, noun
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microspectrophotometry in Medicine

microspectrophotometry mi·cro·spec·tro·pho·tom·e·try (mī'krō-spěk'trō-fō-tŏm'ĭ-trē)
n.

  1. The technique of measuring the light absorbed, reflected, or emitted by a microscopic specimen at different wavelengths.

  2. Such a technique used to characterize and quantify nucleoproteins in single cells or cell organelles on the basis of their natural ultraviolet absorption spectra or following stoichiometric binding in selective cytochemical staining reactions.

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