dosimeter

[ doh-sim-i-ter ]
/ doʊˈsɪm ɪ tər /

noun

a device carried on the person for measuring the quantity of ionizing radiation, as gamma rays, to which one has been exposed.

Origin of dosimeter

1880–85; < Greek dósi(s) dose + -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for dosimeter

dosimeter

dosemeter (ˈdəʊsˌmiːtə)

/ (dəʊˈsɪmiːtə) /

noun

an instrument for measuring the dose of X-rays or other radiation absorbed by matter or the intensity of a source of radiation

Derived Forms

dosimetric (ˌdəʊsɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivedosimetrician (ˌdəʊsɪməˈtrɪʃən) or dosimetrist, noundosimetry, noun
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Medicine definitions for dosimeter

dosimeter

[ dō-sĭmĭ-tər ]

n.

An instrument that measures the amount of radiation absorbed in a given period.
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Science definitions for dosimeter

dosimeter

[ dō-sĭmĭ-tər ]

An instrument that measures the amount of x-ray or other radiation absorbed in a given period.
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