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Pronunciation: si'to-fo-tom'e-tre

Definition: A method of measuring the absorption of monochromatic light by stained microscopic structures (chromosomes, nuclei, whole cells) with the aid of a photoelectric cell; also used to measure emitted light from such objects by fluorescence in combination with selected fluorochrome dyes.

[cyto- + G. phos, light + metron, measure]

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