absorptiometry

noun ab·sorp·ti·om·e·try \ əb-ˌsȯrp-shē-ˈä-mə-trē , -ˌzȯrp- \

Definition of absorptiometry

:measurement of the amount of radiation absorbed (as by living tissue) especially to determine density — compare dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry

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Origin and Etymology of absorptiometry

absorptio(n) + -metry (after German Absorptiometrie)


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absorptiometry

noun ab·sorp·ti·om·e·try \ -ˈäm-ə-trē \

medical Definition of absorptiometry

plural absorptiometries
:the use of an absorptiometer to determine the amount of radiation absorbed (as by living tissue) — see dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, dual photon absorptiometry, single photon absorptiometry

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