absorptiometry

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ab·sorp·ti·om·e·try

noun \əb-ˌsrp-shē-ˈä-mə-trē, -ˌzrp-\

Definition of ABSORPTIOMETRY

:  measurement of the amount of radiation absorbed (as by living tissue) especially to determine density — compare dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

Origin of ABSORPTIOMETRY

absorption + -metry
First Known Use: 1951

ab·sorp·ti·om·e·try

noun \-ˈäm-ə-trē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ab·sorp·ti·om·e·tries

Medical Definition of ABSORPTIOMETRY

: the use of an absorptiometer to determine the amount of radiation absorbed (as by living tissue)—see dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, dual photon absorptiometry, single photon absorptiometry

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