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

noun Optics.

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

Origin of microspectrophotometer

First recorded in 1950–55; micro- + spectrophotometer

OTHER WORDS FROM microspectrophotometer

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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Medicine definitions for microspectrophotometry

[ mī′krō-spĕk′trō-fō-tŏmĭ-trē ]


The technique of measuring the light absorbed, reflected, or emitted by a microscopic specimen at different wavelengths.
Such a technique used to characterize and quantify nucleoproteins in single cells or cell organelles on the basis of their natural ultraviolet absorption spectra or following stoichiometric binding in selective cytochemical staining reactions.
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