spectrophotometry

noun

spec·​tro·​pho·​tom·​e·​try ˌspek-(ˌ)trō-fə-ˈtä-mə-trē How to pronounce spectrophotometry (audio)
: the quantitative measurement of properties (such as relative intensities) of light at different wavelengths of a particular spectrum
ultraviolet spectrophotometry
Using infrared spectrophotometry, Lynch was able to identify the substance as charred cotton, which could have come from anywhere.David Fisher
… dual-wavelength spectrophotometry for the measurement of the optical properties of hemoglobin …Honglian Jin et al.

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spectrophotometry was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Spectrophotometry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spectrophotometry. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

spectrophotometry

noun
spec·​tro·​pho·​tom·​e·​try ˌspek-(ˌ)trō-fə-ˈtäm-ə-trē How to pronounce spectrophotometry (audio)
: the quantitative measurement of properties (such as relative intensities) of light at different wavelengths of a particular spectrum
infrared spectrophotometry
… dual-wavelength spectrophotometry for the measurement of the optical properties of hemoglobin …Honglian Jin et al., BioMed Research International
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