densitometer

noun
den·​si·​tom·​e·​ter | \ ˌden(t)-sə-ˈtä-mə-tər How to pronounce densitometer (audio) \

Definition of densitometer

: an instrument for determining optical, photographic, or mass density diagnose osteoporosis using an X-ray bone densitometer

Other Words from densitometer

densitometric \ ˌden(t)-​sə-​tə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce densitometer (audio) \ adjective
densitometry \ ˌden(t)-​sə-​ˈtä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce densitometer (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of densitometer

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Densitometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/densitometer. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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densitometer

noun
den·​si·​tom·​e·​ter | \ ˌden(t)-sə-ˈtäm-ət-ər How to pronounce densitometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of densitometer

: an instrument for determining optical, photographic, or mass density diagnose osteoporosis using an X-ray bone densitometer

Other Words from densitometer

densitometric \ ˌden(t)-​sət-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce densitometer (audio) \ adjective
densitometry \ ˌden(t)-​sə-​ˈtäm-​ə-​trē How to pronounce densitometer (audio) \ noun, plural densitometries

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