Definition of densitometer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɛnsɪˈtɒmɪtə/


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.



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.


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.


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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