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microspectrophotometer

[ mahy-kroh-spek-truh-foh-tom-i-ter ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˌspɛk trə foʊˈtɒm ɪ tər /
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noun Optics.

a spectrophotometer for examining light emitted, transmitted, or reflected by minute objects.

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Origin of microspectrophotometer

First recorded in 1950–55; micro- + spectrophotometer
mi·cro·spec·tro·pho·to·met·ric [mahy-kroh-spek-troh-foh-tuh-me-trik], /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌspɛk troʊˌfoʊ təˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivemi·cro·spec·tro·pho·tom·e·try, noun
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