densitometer

noun

den·​si·​tom·​e·​ter ˌden(t)-sə-ˈtä-mə-tər How to pronounce densitometer (audio)
: an instrument for determining optical, photographic, or mass density
diagnose osteoporosis using an X-ray bone densitometer
densitometric adjective
densitometry noun

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of densitometer was in 1901

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“Densitometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/densitometer. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

densitometer

noun
den·​si·​tom·​e·​ter ˌden(t)-sə-ˈtäm-ət-ər How to pronounce densitometer (audio)
: an instrument for determining optical, photographic, or mass density
diagnose osteoporosis using an X-ray bone densitometer
densitometric adjective
densitometry noun
plural densitometries

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