penetrometer

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penetrometer

 [pen″ĕ-trom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays; qualimeter.

pen·e·trom·e·ter

(pen'ĕ-trom'ĕ-tĕr),
An obsolete instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays from any given source.
[penetration + G. metron, measure]

penetrometer

/pen·e·trom·e·ter/ (pen″ĕ-trom´ĕ-ter) an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays.

penetrometer

See stepwedge.

penetrometer

An obsolete device formerly used to quantify an X-ray’s penetrability, or “hardness”.

step wedge

(step wej)
Triangular aluminum device placed over a radiographic film during exposure to determine the penetrating ability of an x-ray beam.
Synonym(s): penetrometer.

penetrometer (pen´ətrom´ətur),

n an aluminum step wedge or ladder exposed over a film to determine the quality or penetrating ability of a specific beam of x-radiation.
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