spectrophotometer

noun spec·tro·pho·tom·e·ter \ ˌspek-trō-fə-ˈtä-mə-tər \

Definition of spectrophotometer

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

spectrophotometric

play \ˌspek-trə-ˌfō-tə-ˈme-trik\ or less commonly spectrophotometrical play \ˌspek-trə-ˌfō-tə-ˈme-tri-kəl\ adjective

spectrophotometrically

play \ˌspek-trə-ˌfō-tə-ˈme-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

spectrophotometry

play \ˌspek-(ˌ)trō-fə-ˈtä-mə-trē\ noun

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spectrophotometer

noun spec·tro·pho·tom·e·ter \ ˌspek-trō-fə-ˈtäm-ət-ər \

medical Definition of spectrophotometer

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

spectrophotometric

play \-trə-ˌfōt-ə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

spectrophotometrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

spectrophotometry

play \ˌspek-(ˌ)trō-fə-ˈtäm-ə-trē\ noun plural spectrophotometries

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