absorptiometry

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

Definition of absorptiometry

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

Origin and Etymology of absorptiometry

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


First Known Use: 1950


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absorptiometry

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noun ab·sorp·ti·om·e·try \-ˈäm-ə-trē\

Medical Definition of absorptiometry

plural

absorptiometries

  1. :  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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