colorimeter

noun col·or·im·e·ter \ ˌkə-lə-ˈri-mə-tər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of colorimeter

: an instrument or device for determining and specifying colors; specifically : one used for chemical analysis by comparison of a liquid's color with standard colors

colorimetric

play \ˌkə-lə-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

colorimetrically

play \ˌkə-lə-rə-ˈme-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

colorimetry

play \ˌkə-lə-ˈri-mə-trē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of colorimeter

borrowed from French colorimètre, from Latin color 1color + -i- -i- + French -mètre -meter


Medical Dictionary

colorimeter

noun col·or·im·e·ter \ ˌkəl-ə-ˈrim-ət-ər \

medical Definition of colorimeter

: any of various instruments used to objectively determine the color of a solution

colorimetric

play \ˌkəl-ə-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

colorimetrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

colorimetry

play \ˌkəl-ə-ˈrim-ə-trē\ noun, plural colorimetries

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