dosimeter

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noun do·sim·e·ter \dō-ˈsi-mə-tər\

Definition of dosimeter

  1. :  an instrument for measuring and monitoring exposure to doses of radiation (such as X-rays or gamma rays) Her team used a mathematical model and dosimeter readings to estimate neighborhood radiation exposures for the nearly 160,000 people living within a 10-mile radius of the plant. — Rick Weiss — see dosimetry

Origin and Etymology of dosimeter

Late Latin dosis + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter


First Known Use: 1906


Medical Dictionary

dosimeter

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noun do·sim·e·ter \dō-ˈsim-ət-ər\
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dosemeter

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Medical Definition of dosimeter

  1. :  an instrument for measuring and monitoring exposure to doses of radiation (as X-rays or gamma rays) To estimate typical exposures, the researchers are now correlating specific job tasks with individual exposure levels, using data from hundreds of dosimeters worn by workers.—Carol Ezzell, Science News, 28 Sept. 1991—see dosimetry


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