Origin of dosimeter
Late Latin dosis + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter
First Known Use: 1906
Medical Definition of dosimeter
: an instrument for measuring and monitoring exposure to doses of radiation (as X-rays or gamma rays) <To estimate typical exposures, the researchers are now correlating specific job tasks with individual exposure levels, using data from hundreds of dosimeters worn by workers.—Carol Ezzell, Science News, 28 Sept. 1991>—see dosimetry
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