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absorptiometer

[əb‚sȯrp·tē′ä·məd·ər]
(analytical chemistry)
An instrument equipped with a filter system or other simple dispersing system to measure the absorption of nearly monochromatic radiation in the visible range by a gas or a liquid, and so determine the concentration of the absorbing constituents in the gas or liquid.
A device for regulating the thickness of a liquid in spectrophotometry.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Comparisons between Hologic, Lunar and Norland dual-energy X-ray absorptiometers and other techniques used for whole-body soft tissue measurements.
Densitometers are of 2 basic types: absorptiometers and computed tomographic scanners.