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spectrophotometer

[spek-troh-foh-tom-i-ter] /ˌspɛk troʊ foʊˈtɒm ɪ tər/
noun
1.
an instrument for making photometric comparisons between parts of spectra.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; spectro- + photometer
Related forms
spectrophotometric
[spek-troh-foh-tuh-me-trik] /ˌspɛk troʊˌfoʊ təˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
spectrophotometrically, adverb
spectrophotometry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spectrophotometric

spectrophotometer

/ˌspɛktrəʊfəʊˈtɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for producing or recording a spectrum and measuring the photometric intensity of each wavelength present, esp such an instrument used for infrared, visible, and ultraviolet radiation See also spectrometer
Derived Forms
spectrophotometric (ˌspɛktrəʊˌfəʊtəˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
spectrophotometry, noun
Word Origin
C19: from spectro- + photo- + -meter
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spectrophotometric in Medicine

spectrophotometer spec·tro·pho·tom·e·ter (spěk'trō-fō-tŏm'ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument for measuring the intensity of light of a definite wavelength transmitted by a substance or a solution, thus providing a measure of the amount of material in the solution absorbing the light.


spec'tro·pho'to·met'ric (-fō'tə-mět'rĭk) adj.
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