absorption coefficient

noun

Medical Definition of absorption coefficient

: the fraction of incident radiant energy which is absorbed per unit thickness, per unit mass, or per atom of an absorber

called also coefficient of absorption

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“Absorption coefficient.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/absorption%20coefficient. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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