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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.

[Greek nephelē, cloud; see nebh- in Indo-European roots + -meter.]

neph′e·lo·met′ric (-lō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
neph′e·lom′e·try n.


(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]
nephelometric adj
ˌnepheˈlometry n


(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.
[1880–85; nephel- (comb. form representing Greek nephélē cloud; see nebula) + -o- + -meter]
neph`e•lo•met′ric (-ləˈmɛ trɪk) neph`e•lo•met′ri•cal, adj.
neph`e•lo•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.
neph`e•lom′e•try, n.
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Turbidity does not have a health-based guideline, but to ensure effectiveness of disinfection it should be no more than 1 nephelometric turbidity unit (NTU) and preferably much lower (WHO, 2011).
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Results of rheumatoid factor detected by rate nephelometric assay in rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis RF Gold standard RA Non-RA Total [chi square] P + 54 5 59 4.
The laboratory methods which are mainly used to determine the level of cysC are PENIA (particle enhanced nephelometric immunoassay) and PETIA (particle enhanced turbidimetric immunoassay), whereby PENIA is more sensitive and is considered the method of choice [5].
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