[ floo-rom-i-ter, flaw-, floh- ]
/ flʊˈrɒm ɪ tər, flɔ-, floʊ- /


an instrument for measuring fluorescence, often as a means of determining the nature of the substance emitting the fluorescence.

Origin of fluorometer

First recorded in 1895–1900; fluoro- + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM fluorometer

fluor·o·met·ric [floo r-uh-me-trik, flawr-uh-, flohr-uh-] /ˌflʊər əˈmɛ trɪk, ˌflɔr ə-, ˌfloʊr ə-/, adjectivefluo·rom·e·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fluorometry


fluorimeter (ˌflʊəˈrɪmɪtə)

/ (ˌflʊəˈrɒmɪtə) /


an instrument for inducing fluorescence by irradiation and for examination of the emission spectrum of the resulting fluorescent light
a device for detecting and measuring ultraviolet radiation by determining the amount of fluorescence that it produces from a phosphor

Derived forms of fluorometer

fluorometric (ˌflʊərəʊˈmɛtrɪk) or fluorimetric (ˌflʊərɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivefluorometry or fluorimetry, noun
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Medical definitions for fluorometry (1 of 2)

[ flu-rŏmĭ-trē, flô- ]


An analytic method for detecting and measuring fluorescence in compounds that uses ultraviolet light stimulating the compounds, causing them to emit visible light.

Other words from fluorometry

fluor′o•metric (flur′ə-mĕtrĭk, flôr′-) adj.

Medical definitions for fluorometry (2 of 2)

[ flu-rŏmĭ-tər, flô- ]


An instrument for detecting and measuring fluorescence.
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