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

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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
spectrophotometry \ ˌspek-​(ˌ)trō-​fə-​ˈtä-​mə-​trē How to pronounce spectrophotometer (audio) \ noun

Examples of spectrophotometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Global DNA Collection Kicks Off in Africa, Aiming to Decode Psychiatric Disease," 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, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 Afterward, they are measured with a spectrophotometer, which compares colors against the Pantone standard with hyperaccuracy. Bruce Falconer, New York Times, "What Is the Perfect Color Worth?," 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, "Global DNA Collection Kicks Off in Africa, Aiming to Decode Psychiatric Disease," 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, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 Afterward, they are measured with a spectrophotometer, which compares colors against the Pantone standard with hyperaccuracy. Bruce Falconer, New York Times, "What Is the Perfect Color Worth?," 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, "This App Puts a Science Lab in Your Pocket," 7 Apr. 2017 Those who ate more fruits and vegetables according to the spectrophotometer had much more pleasant smelling sweat. Clay Skipper, GQ, "Why the Key to Being More Attractive Might Be Eating Fewer Carbs," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of spectrophotometer

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spectrophotometer was in 1881

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“Spectrophotometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectrophotometer. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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
spectrophotometry \ ˌspek-​(ˌ)trō-​fə-​ˈtäm-​ə-​trē How to pronounce spectrophotometer (audio) \ noun, plural spectrophotometries

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