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neph•e•lom•e•ter



Pronunciation: (nef"u-lom'i-tur), [key]
n.
1. Bacteriol.an apparatus containing a series of barium chloride standards used to determine the number of bacteria in a suspension.
2. Physical Chem.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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