- Bacteriology. an apparatus containing a series of barium chloride standards used to determine the number of bacteria in a suspension.
- Physical Chemistry. an instrument for studying the density of suspended particles in a liquid by measuring the degree to which the suspension scatters light.
Origin of nephelometer
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- chem an instrument for measuring the size or density of particles suspended in a fluid
C19 (in the sense: an instrument for measuring the cloudiness of the sky): from Greek nephelē cloud + -o- + -meter
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- An apparatus used to measure the size and concentration of particles in a liquid by determining the amount of light scattered by the liquid.
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