nephelometer

noun
neph·​e·​lom·​e·​ter | \ˌne-fə-ˈlä-mə-tər \

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 \ adjective
nephelometrically \ ˌne-​fə-​lō-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
nephelometry \ ˌne-​fə-​ˈlä-​mə-​trē \ 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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nephelometer

noun
neph·​e·​lom·​e·​ter | \ˌnef-ə-ˈläm-ət-ər \

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 \ adjective

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