dosimeter

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noun do·sim·e·ter \ dō-ˈsi-mə-tər \

Definition of dosimeter

: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

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Origin and Etymology of dosimeter

Late Latin dosis + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter


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dosimeter

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noun do·sim·e·ter \ dō-ˈsim-ət-ər \
variants: also dosemeter play \ˈdō-ˌsmēt-ər\

medical Definition of dosimeter

: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 EzzellScience News28 Sept. 1991
— see dosimetry

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