microphotometer

noun

mi·​cro·​pho·​tom·​e·​ter ˌmī-krə-fō-ˈtä-mə-tər How to pronounce microphotometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the amount of light transmitted or reflected by small areas or for measuring the relative densities of spectral lines on a photographic film or plate
microphotometric adjective
microphotometrically adverb
microphotometry noun

Word History

Etymology

micro- + photometer

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microphotometer was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Microphotometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microphotometer. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

microphotometer

noun
mi·​cro·​pho·​tom·​e·​ter -fō-ˈtäm-ət-ər How to pronounce microphotometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the amount of light transmitted or reflected by small areas or for measuring the relative densities of spectral lines on a photographic film or plate
microphotometric adjective
microphotometrically adverb
microphotometry noun
plural microphotometries
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