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colorimeter

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

Definition of colorimeter

  1. :  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 play \ˌkə-lə-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
col·or·i·met·ri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
col·or·im·e·try play \ˌkə-lə-ˈri-mə-trē\ noun


Origin of colorimeter

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1872


Medical Dictionary

colorimeter

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

Medical Definition of colorimeter

  1. :  any of various instruments used to objectively determine the color of a solution

  2. col·or·i·met·ric \ˌkəl-ə-rə-ˈme-trik\play adjective
    col·or·i·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb
    col·or·im·e·try \ˌkəl-ə-ˈrim-ə-trē\play noun, plural col·or·im·e·tries




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