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radiometer

 [ra″de-om´ĕ-ter]
1. an instrument for estimating x-ray quantity.
2. an instrument in which radiant heat and light may be directly converted into mechanical energy.
3. an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of radiant energy.

ra·di·om·e·ter

(rā'dē-om'ĕ-tĕr),
A device for determining the penetrative power of x-rays.
Synonym(s): roentgenometer
[radio- + G. metron, measure]

radiometer

/ra·di·om·e·ter/ (ra″de-om´ĕ-ter) an instrument for detecting and measuring radiant energy.

ra·di·om·e·ter

(rā'dē-om'ĕ-tĕr)
A device for determining the penetrative power of x-rays.
[radio- + G. metron, measure]

radiometer

1. an instrument for estimating x-ray quantity.
2. an instrument in which radiant heat and light may be directly converted into mechanical energy.
3. an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of radiant energy.
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