mass spectroscopy

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mass spectroscope

Any of various devices that use magnetic fields, electric fields, or both to determine the masses of isotopes in a sample by producing a mass spectrum. Two types of mass spectroscopes are the mass spectrograph and the mass spectrometer.

mass spectroscopy n.
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Noun1.mass spectroscopy - the use of spectroscopy to determine the masses of small electrically charged particlesmass spectroscopy - the use of spectroscopy to determine the masses of small electrically charged particles
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