Definition of "spectrophotometer" [spec•tro•pho•tom•e•ter]

  • An instrument used to determine the intensity of various wavelengths in a spectrum of light. (noun)

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Use "spectrophotometer" in a sentence
  • "On board the ship, they used instruments called spectrophotometer to measure the color change and nail pH levels 10 times more accurately than possible before ..."
  • "Based on a portable chemical analyzer called a spectrophotometer, the invention can be installed and begin to collect data within minutes, although several weeks 'worth of samples produces the best assessment of air quality."
  • "· Sick buildings exist - building doctors don't and that makes for an unhappy situation, until now that is with Prof Ben - Dor and his portable analyzer called a spectrophotometer that assesses air quality by collecting data within minutes giving an accurate break down of unhealthy substances in the air."