Medical Dictionary


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

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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