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Any of several instruments used to measure the index of refraction of a substance.
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(General Physics) any instrument for determining the refractive index of a substance
refractometric adj
ˌrefracˈtometry n
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(ˌri frækˈtɒm ɪ tər)

an instrument for determining the refractive index of a substance.
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Noun1.refractometer - measuring instrument for measuring the refractive index of a substance
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Refractometry of pork muscle and beef connective and adipose tissue.
Plasma fibrinogen dosage was determined by the heat precipitation technique, and the total plasma protein determined by refractometry, following the methodology of the Laboratory of Clinical Pathology of the Veterinary Hospital of the UFPB, where the tests were performed.
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All patients underwent ophthalmologic examinations, including visual acuity, refractometry, fundoscopy, and tonometry.
The soluble solids were determined through refractometry, with the results being expressed in percentage; for the titratable acidity, 2 mL of the juice were pipetted in 50 mL of distilled water with two drops of phenolphthalein, and titrated with solution of sodium hydroxide at 0,1 M, standardized and under stirring until obtaining a pink coloration persistent for 30s, with the results expressed in percentage of citric acid; the SS/TA ratio was obtained through the division of the soluble solids content by the titratable acidity.
The specific gravity was 1.027 with a protein (by refractometry) of 4.2 g/dL.
Moisture content was determined by refractometry (AO AC method 919.38) using an ATAGO digital refractometer at 20[degrees]C.
A short-run new analytical ultracentrifugal micromethod for determining low-density lipoprotein sub-fractions using Schlieren refractometry. Euro Biophys J.
Upon arrival at the lab, urinary specific gravity (USG) was measured via refractometry (Reichert-Jung TS Meter Refractometer, Model # 10400A) to assess hydration status.
The best known methods are polarimetry [5-7], refractometry [8, 9], and those using densimeter.
Rudolph Research Analytics offers a highly accurate refractometer, the J457, and has developed a protocol called Alcotest that combines refractometry with densitometry and can quickly and accurately measure the percent alcohol in many alcoholic beverages.