Meaning of nephelometer


Pronunciation: (nef"u-lom'i-tur), [key]
— n.
  1. an apparatus containing a series of barium chloride standards used to determine the number of bacteria in a suspension.
  2. an instrument for studying the density of suspended particles in a liquid by measuring the degree to which the suspension scatters light.
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