Definition of fluorometer in English:

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Pronunciation: /flo͝oˈrämitər/ Pronunciation: /flô-/
(also fluorimeter /ˈrimitər/)


An instrument for measuring the intensity of fluorescence, used chiefly in biochemical analysis.
Example sentences
  • The lamp intensity of the fluorometer was monitored for each sample.
  • These instruments also have built-in fluorimeters that detect fluorescence emitted from nucleic probes annealed to target DNA at the conclusion of each PCR cycle.
  • The fumonisin was eluted with pure methanol and measured in a calibrated fluorometer.



Pronunciation: /ˌflo͝orəˈmetrik/ Pronunciation: /ˌflôr-/
Example sentences
  • A variety of examples will be presented to address the most critical issues in designing a fluorometric assay.
  • It uses an automated fluorometer and a fluorometric assay.
  • All filters were frozen for at least 24 h prior to extraction in methanol and fluorometric determination of chlorophyll concentrations.


Pronunciation: /ˌflo͝orəˈmetrik(ə)lē/ Pronunciation: /ˌflôr-/
Example sentences
  • The balance can be assessed fluorometrically as the redox state of plastoquinone pool and is referred to as excitation pressure.
  • Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances were fluorometrically assayed in terms of malonyldialdehyde equivalent as described earlier using tetraethoxypropane for calibration.
  • Pepc was assayed fluorometrically in real time under suboptimum conditions of pH and limiting substrate in a 17 nl droplet.


Pronunciation: /flo͝orˈämətrē/ Pronunciation: /flôr-/
Example sentences
  • On coming in contact with lipid membranes, UVB induces the formation of reactive oxygen species, and the latter oxidize DCFH into DCF, which is fluorescent and can therefore be assayed by fluorometry.
  • Photochemical efficiency was studied with fast repetition rate fluorometry and xenon - pulse amplitude modulated fluorometry.
  • Fast repetition rate fluorometry has been used successfully to investigate the variable fluorescence characteristics of cyanobacteria in oceanic Case 1 waters.

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Syllabification: fluo·rom·e·ter

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