Definition of densitometer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdensəˈtämədər/


1A device for measuring the density of a material.
Example sentences
  • Relative protein levels were determined by scanning the immunoblot with a laser scanning densitometer.
  • Unfortunately the stain cannot be read by densitometers that measure only white light.
  • Measurement of signal intensity was performed with a laser densitometer (Bio-Rad) using the Molecular Analyst program on an IBM compatible computer.
2An instrument for measuring the photographic density of an image on a film or photographic print.
Example sentences
  • If you do not have a densitometer, you will have to print the negative to determine if its density and contrast range are suitable.
  • It is time to set aside the densitometer and resume my artistic endeavors.
  • Photographs of the implants were taken with ‘control implants’ (an unused piece of nylon to correct for differences in film development) and analyzed with a densitometer.



Pronunciation: /-sitəˈmetrik/
Example sentences
  • For sixteen pools, each representing a high or low pool of a specific sire-by-marker combination, densitometric estimates of allele frequency were compared to estimates of allele frequency obtained by individual genotyping.
  • Quantitative comparisons between each evolved clone and the ancestor are based on densitometric analyses of the gels.
  • The authors conclude that fully automated cell counts and densitometric analyses of bronchial biopsy tissue from patients with asthma are unbiased and decrease the variability in measures of inflammation.


Pronunciation: /-sitəˈmetrik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • When the intensity of the bands of double-stranded DNA was densitometrically analyzed, a dose - response relationship and a time-dependence were observed.
  • The intensity of bands indicating digestion was densitometrically measured and an average for two independent amplifications and three independent digestions was calculated.
  • The intensity of the band was measured densitometrically and found to make up maximally 10% of the total amount of the applied protein.


Pronunciation: /-ˈtämətrē/
Example sentences
  • Bone densitometry is a simple, painless, computerised X-ray technique that allows measurement of bone density.
  • Osteoporosis is best diagnosed by a procedure known as bone densitometry.
  • The rate of synthesis of late-gene or middle-gene products at each time was measured by densitometry of each protein band and expressed in arbitrary units.

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Syllabification: den·si·tom·e·ter

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