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colorimeter

noun col·or·im·e·ter \ˌkə-lə-ˈri-mə-tər\

Definition of COLORIMETER

:  an instrument or device for determining and specifying colors; specifically :  one used for chemical analysis by comparison of a liquid's color with standard colors
col·or·i·met·ric \ˌkə-lə-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
col·or·i·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
col·or·im·e·try \ˌkə-lə-ˈri-mə-trē\ noun
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Origin of COLORIMETER

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1872
Medical Dictionary

colorimeter

noun col·or·im·e·ter \ˌkəl-ə-ˈrim-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of COLORIMETER

:  any of various instruments used to objectively determine the color of a solution
col·or·i·met·ric \ˌkəl-ə-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
col·or·i·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
col·or·im·e·try \ˌkəl-ə-ˈrim-ə-trē\ noun, plural col·or·im·e·tries

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