absorptiometer

[ ab-sawrp-shee-om-i-ter, -zawrp- ]
/ æbˌsɔrp ʃiˈɒm ɪ tər, -ˌzɔrp- /

noun

a photoelectric instrument for measuring the concentration of a substance, as a transparent solution, by its absorption of monochromatic light.

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Origin of absorptiometer

First recorded in 1875–80; absorpti(on) + -o- + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM absorptiometer

ab·sorp·ti·o·met·ric [ab-sawrp-shee-uh-me-trik, -zawrp-] /æbˌsɔrp ʃi əˈmɛ trɪk, -ˌzɔrp-/, adjective
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