spectrophotometer

noun
spec·​tro·​pho·​tom·​e·​ter | \ ˌspek-trō-fə-ˈtä-mə-tər How to pronounce spectrophotometer (audio) \

Definition of spectrophotometer

: a photometer for measuring the relative intensities of the light in different parts of a spectrum

Other Words from spectrophotometer

spectrophotometric \ ˌspek-​trə-​ˌfō-​tə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce spectrophotometer (audio) \ or less commonly spectrophotometrical \ ˌspek-​trə-​ˌfō-​tə-​ˈme-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce spectrophotometer (audio) \ adjective
spectrophotometrically \ ˌspek-​trə-​ˌfō-​tə-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce spectrophotometer (audio) \ adverb

Examples of spectrophotometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Female tanagers are generally much duller than their male counterparts, an observation that the researchers confirmed with a spectrophotometer, which measures how much light reflects off a surface. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Apr. 2021 The Broad is helping renovate some of the labs and is supplying extra equipment to help them extract and store the DNA, including freezers and NanoDrop spectrophotometers, which measure the amount of DNA in a sample. Jeanne Whalen, WSJ, 25 June 2018 These problems ranged from the robots’ arms landing in the wrong places, causing pipettes to break, to the spectrophotometers being badly misaligned. John Carreyrou, WIRED, 21 May 2018 Afterward, they are measured with a spectrophotometer, which compares colors against the Pantone standard with hyperaccuracy. Bruce Falconer, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2018 The Broad is helping renovate some of the labs and is supplying extra equipment to help them extract and store the DNA, including freezers and NanoDrop spectrophotometers, which measure the amount of DNA in a sample. Jeanne Whalen, WSJ, 25 June 2018 These problems ranged from the robots’ arms landing in the wrong places, causing pipettes to break, to the spectrophotometers being badly misaligned. John Carreyrou, WIRED, 21 May 2018 Afterward, they are measured with a spectrophotometer, which compares colors against the Pantone standard with hyperaccuracy. Bruce Falconer, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2018 Their soon-to-launch chemistry app turns the phone’s camera into a sensor so the phone can be used as a spectrophotometer or a colorimeter. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, 7 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of spectrophotometer

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spectrophotometer

spectro- + photometer, after French spectrophotomètre or German Spectrophotometer

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“Spectrophotometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectrophotometer. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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spectrophotometer

noun
spec·​tro·​pho·​tom·​e·​ter | \ ˌspek-trō-fə-ˈtäm-ət-ər How to pronounce spectrophotometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of spectrophotometer

: a photometer for measuring the relative intensities of the light in different parts of a spectrum

Other Words from spectrophotometer

spectrophotometric \ -​trə-​ˌfōt-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce spectrophotometer (audio) \ adjective
spectrophotometrically \ -​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce spectrophotometer (audio) \ adverb

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