nephelometer

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

Definition of nephelometer

  1. 1 :  an instrument for measuring the extent or degree of cloudiness

  2. 2 :  an instrument for determining the concentration or particle size of suspensions by means of transmitted or reflected light

nephelometric

play \ˌne-fə-lō-ˈme-trik\ adjective

nephelometrically

play \ˌne-fə-lō-ˈme-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

nephelometry

play \ˌne-fə-ˈlä-mə-trē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of nephelometer

Greek nephelē cloud + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter


Medical Dictionary

nephelometer

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

Medical Definition of nephelometer

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

nephelometric

\ˌnef-ə-lō-ˈme-trik\play adjective

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