nephelometer

noun
neph·​e·​lom·​e·​ter | \ ˌne-fə-ˈlä-mə-tər How to pronounce nephelometer (audio) \

Definition of nephelometer

1 : an instrument for measuring the extent or degree of cloudiness
2 : an instrument for determining the concentration or particle size of suspensions by means of transmitted or reflected light

Other Words from nephelometer

nephelometric \ ˌne-​fə-​lō-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce nephelometer (audio) \ adjective
nephelometrically \ ˌne-​fə-​lō-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce nephelometer (audio) \ adverb
nephelometry \ ˌne-​fə-​ˈlä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce nephelometer (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of nephelometer

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nephelometer

Greek nephelē cloud + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter

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The first known use of nephelometer was in 1884

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“Nephelometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephelometer. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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nephelometer

noun
neph·​e·​lom·​e·​ter | \ ˌnef-ə-ˈläm-ət-ər How to pronounce nephelometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of nephelometer

: an instrument for measuring cloudiness: as
a : a set of barium chloride or barium sulfate standards used for estimating the turbidity of a fluid and thereby the number of bacteria in suspension
b : an instrument for determining the concentration or particle size of suspensions by means of transmitted or reflected light

Other Words from nephelometer

nephelometric \ ˌnef-​ə-​lō-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce nephelometer (audio) \ adjective

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