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absorptiometer

Line breaks: ab¦sorp|ti¦om¦eter
Pronunciation: /əbˌzɔːpʃɪˈɒmɪtə
 
, -ˌsɔːp-/

Definition of absorptiometer in English:

noun

Physics
An instrument for measuring the absorption of light or other radiation.
Example sentences
  • Bone mineral density of the lumbar spine and femoral neck were measured with a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometer (Lunar Corp., Madison, Wisconsin), and scans were obtained at baseline and after 2 years of treatment.
  • Measurement of hydrides with this absorptiometer is performed as follows.
  • Major products include Microplate washers, absorptiometers and fluorescence photometers, as well as software to control such equipment.

Derivatives

absorptiometric

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometric measurements of BMC and BMD were made at baseline and at 6 and 12 months.
  • Using a gamma photon absorptiometric technique, a time-effect curve was constructed for the bed rest state.
  • Further studies are required and should lead to a confirmation of the interest of these absorptiometric indexes.

absorptiometry

2
noun
Example sentences
  • The commoner forms of these devices in Europe and North America include heel and forearm dual energy x ray absorptiometry and quantitative ultrasound at the heel.
  • Bone mineral density of the lumbar spine and proximal femur were measured with dual energy x ray absorptiometry (QDR 1000, Hologic Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts).
  • Gamma radiation was the original method of absorptiometry.

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