[ sahy-toh-foh-tom-i-ter ]
/ ˌsaɪ toʊ foʊˈtɒm ɪ tər /

noun Cytology.

an instrument for examining cells by determining the intensity or wavelengths of light transmitted through them.

Origin of cytophotometer

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cy·to·pho·tom·e·try, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cytophotometer


[ sī′tō-fō-tŏmĭ-tər ]


An instrument used to determine the identity and location of the chemical compounds within a cell by measuring the intensity of light passing through stained sections of the cytoplasm.

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