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absorptiometer (ăb-sorp″shē-om′ĕ-tĕr) [L. absorptio, absorption, + -meter]
1. An instrument that measures the thickness of a layer of liquid, drawn by capillary attraction, between glass plates.
2. An instrument that measures the absorption of gas by a liquid.absorptiometric (-me′trik), adjective
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