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An apparatus that is used to measure the size and concentration of particles in a liquid by analysis of light scattered by the liquid.
neph′e·lo·met′ric (-lō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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(Chemistry) chem an instrument for measuring the size or density of particles suspended in a fluid
[C19 (in the sense: an instrument for measuring the cloudiness of the sky): from Greek nephelē cloud + -o- + -meter]
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neph•e•lom•e•ter(ˌnɛf əˈlɒm ɪ tər)
an instrument for studying the density of suspended particles in a liquid by measuring the degree to which the suspension scatters light.
neph`e•lo•met′ric (-ləˈmɛ trɪk) neph`e•lo•met′ri•cal, adj.
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