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nephelometer

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noun neph·e·lom·e·ter \ˌne-fə-ˈlä-mə-tər\

Definition of nephelometer

  1. 1 :  an instrument for measuring the extent or degree of cloudiness

  2. 2 :  an instrument for determining the concentration or particle size of suspensions by means of transmitted or reflected light

neph·e·lo·met·ric play \ˌne-fə-lō-ˈme-trik\ adjective
neph·e·lo·met·ri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
neph·e·lom·e·try play \-ˈlä-mə-trē\ noun


Origin of nephelometer

Greek nephelē cloud + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter


First Known Use: 1884


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nephelometer

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noun neph·e·lom·e·ter \ˌnef-ə-ˈläm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of nephelometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring cloudiness: asa:  a set of barium chloride or barium sulfate standards used for estimating the turbidity of a fluid and thereby the number of bacteria in suspensionb:  an instrument for determining the concentration or particle size of suspensions by means of transmitted or reflected light

  2. neph·e·lo·met·ric \ˌnef-ə-lō-ˈme-trik\play adjective




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