[ spek-troh-foh-tom-i-ter ]
/ ˌspɛk troʊ foʊˈtɒm ɪ tər /
an instrument for making photometric comparisons between parts of spectra.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spectrophotometerspec·tro·pho·to·met·ric [spek-troh-foh-tuh-me-trik] /ˌspɛk troʊˌfoʊ təˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivespec·tro·pho·to·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbspec·tro·pho·tom·e·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spectrophotometer
/ (ˌspɛktrəʊfəʊˈtɒmɪtə) /
an instrument for producing or recording a spectrum and measuring the photometric intensity of each wavelength present, esp such an instrument used for infrared, visible, and ultraviolet radiationSee also spectrometer
Derived forms of spectrophotometerspectrophotometric (ˌspɛktrəʊˌfəʊtəˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivespectrophotometry, noun
Word Origin for spectrophotometer
C19: from spectro- + photo- + -meter
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Medical definitions for spectrophotometer
[ spĕk′trō-fō-tŏm′ĭ-tər ]
An instrument for measuring the intensity of light of a definite wavelength transmitted by a substance or a solution, thus providing a measure of the amount of material in the solution absorbing the light.
Other words from spectrophotometerspec′tro•pho′to•met′ric (-fō′tə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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