flame photometer

noun

Definition of flame photometer

: a spectrophotometer in which a spray of metallic salts in solution is vaporized in a very hot flame and subjected to quantitative analysis by measuring the intensities of the spectral lines of the metals present

Other Words from flame photometer

flame photometric adjective
flame photometry noun

First Known Use of flame photometer

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Flame photometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flame%20photometer. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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flame photometer

noun

Medical Definition of flame photometer

: a spectrophotometer in which a spray of metallic salts in solution is vaporized in a very hot flame and subjected to quantitative analysis by measuring the intensities of the spectral lines of the metals present

Other Words from flame photometer

flame photometric adjective
flame photometry noun

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