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refractometer

Syllabification: re·frac·tom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /riˌfrakˈtämətər, rē-
 
/

Definition of refractometer in English:

noun

An instrument for measuring a refractive index.
Example sentences
  • The refractometer measures the refractive index of the total soluble solids.
  • Preventive maintenance must be performed on all equipment related to the urinalysis including analyzers, pipettors, refrigerators, microscopes and refractometers.
  • Discerning the difference between a gas and liquid thus requires a refractometer that can measure slight differences between critical angles and reflection intensities.

Derivatives

refractometric

1
Pronunciation: /riˌfraktəˈmetrik, ˌrē-/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Only the sedimentation equilibrium experiments with the highest loading concentrations were observed with the refractometric Rayleigh optics.
  • According to Moreau-Rio et al., the overall consumer appreciation is related more to the titratable acidity / refractometric index ratio than to the soluble sugars content alone.

refractometry

2
noun
Example sentences
  • In a survey of fruit from thirty-seven temperate-zone species, refractometry was found to substantially overestimate carbohydrate solute concentrations because of the contributions of nonsugar components, particularly lipids.
  • It is common for growers to measure the soluble solid content of fruit using refractometry, as it represents a quick and portable method for the determination of total sugar content under field conditions.
  • Sucrose in the phloem sap was measured by refractometry.

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