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Medical Term:

spectrophotometer

Pronunciation: spek'tro-fo-tom'e-ter

Definition: An instrument for measuring the intensity of light of a definite wavelength transmitted by a substance or a solution, giving a quantitative measure of the amount of material in the solution absorbing the light; a colorimeter with a choice of wavelength and photometric measurement.

[spectro- + photometer]

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