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nephelometer

 [nef″ĕ-lom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring the concentration of substances in suspension by the amount of light that is scattered by the suspended particles.

neph·e·lom·e·ter

(nef'ĕ-lom'ĕ-tĕr),
An instrument used in nephelometry.
[G. nephelē, cloud, + metron, measure]

nephelometer

/neph·e·lom·e·ter/ (nef″il-om´it-er) an instrument for measuring the concentration of substances in suspension by means of light scattering by the suspended particles.

nephelometer

[nef′əlom′ətər]
Etymology: Gk, nephele, cloud, metron, measure
a photometric apparatus used to determine the concentration of solids suspended in a liquid or a gas, such as the number of bacteria in a specimen. See also nephelometry.

nephelometer

an instrument for measuring the concentration of substances in suspension by the amount of light that is scattered by the suspended particles.
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We also adapted the nephelometric BC method described by Shephard and Whiting (17) to the Beckman Coulter Immage nephelometer and determined its performance characteristics separately.
On collecting the nephelometer after the 2-week measurement period, a questionnaire was given to each ICAP study participant to assess those home and behavioral characteristics that could potentially influence the indoor air quality.
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