nephelometer


neph·e·lom·e·ter

noun \ˌne-fə-ˈlä-mə-tər\

Definition of NEPHELOMETER

1
:  an instrument for measuring the extent or degree of cloudiness
2
:  an instrument for determining the concentration or particle size of suspensions by means of transmitted or reflected light
neph·e·lo·met·ric \ˌne-fə-lō-ˈme-trik\ adjective
neph·e·lo·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
neph·e·lom·e·try \-ˈlä-mə-trē\ noun

Origin of NEPHELOMETER

Greek nephelē cloud + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter
First Known Use: 1884

neph·e·lom·e·ter

noun \ˌnef-ə-ˈläm-ət-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NEPHELOMETER

: an instrument for measuring cloudiness: as a : a set of barium chloride or barium sulfate standards used for estimating the turbidity of a fluid and thereby the number of bacteria in suspension b : an instrument for determining the concentration or particle size of suspensions by means of transmitted or reflected light
neph·e·lo·met·ric \ˌnef-ə-lō-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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