absorption cell


Definition of absorption cell

: a transparent container in which liquids are placed for the study of their optical absorption

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First Known Use of absorption cell

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Absorption cell.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorption%20cell. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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