fluorometer

noun
fluo·rom·e·ter | \flu̇-ˈrä-mə-tər, flȯ-\
variants: or fluorimeter \flu̇-ˈri-mə-tər, flȯ- \

Definition of fluorometer 

: an instrument for measuring fluorescence and related phenomena (such as intensity of radiation)

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fluorometric or fluorimetric \ˌflu̇r-ə-ˈme-trik, ˌflȯr- \ adjective
fluorometry \flu̇-ˈrä-mə-trē, flȯ- \ or fluorimetry \flu̇-ˈri-mə-trē, flȯ- \ noun

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After the dye is released, scientists measure its concentration downstream with devices called fluorometers and by taking water samples. Jennifer Adler, National Geographic, "Mesmerizing Photos Reveal Hidden World of Underwater Caves," 29 Mar. 2017 After the dye is released, scientists measure its concentration downstream with devices called fluorometers and by taking water samples. Jennifer Adler, National Geographic, "Mesmerizing Photos Reveal Hidden World of Underwater Caves," 29 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of fluorometer

1897, in the meaning defined above

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fluorometer

noun
flu·o·rom·e·ter | \ˌflu̇(-ə)r-ˈäm-ət-ər \
variants: or fluorimeter \-ˈim- \

Medical Definition of fluorometer 

: an instrument for measuring fluorescence that is used especially to determine intensities of radiations (as X-rays) from the fluorescence they produce or from concentrations of substances (as uranium or vitamins of the B complex) capable of forming fluorescent compounds

Other Words from fluorometer

fluorometric or fluorimetric \ˌflu̇(-ə)r-ə-ˈme-trik \ adjective
fluorometry \ˌflu̇(-ə)r-ˈäm-ə-trē \ or fluorimetry \-ˈim- \ noun plural fluorometries

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