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\

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

Variants of dosimeter

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dosemeter

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