au·​to·​sam·​pler | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌsam-plər How to pronounce autosampler (audio) \

Definition of autosampler

: a device that automatically loads collected samples (as for spectroscopic or chromatographic analysis) into a laboratory instrument New autosamplers … have contributed substantially to the advancement of combinatorial chemistry, because the increased speed and decreased sample amounts have considerably reduced the cost of experiments.— Terrance A. Rooney

Examples of autosampler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An autosampler—which Carson says looks a bit like R2D2 from Star Wars—sits near the manhole, slurping up a sample every half hour for 24 hours and storing the waste on ice until Carson or one of her team members picks it up to take it to a lab. Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartz, 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of autosampler

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autosampler

auto- + sampler entry 2

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“Autosampler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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