Meaning of absorptiometer in English:


Pronunciation /abˌzɔːptɪˈɒmɪtə/


  • An instrument for measuring the absorption of light or other radiation.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The absorbency of nitric acid ions in the solution is measured using UV absorptiometer at a wavelength of 220 nm.’
    • ‘The analyzers act as absorptiometers measuring only in the 4.26 m and 2.60 m wavebands ensuring accurate, rapid and stable results.’