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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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The portable nature of the Series 100 Rotational Penetrometer makes it the only quantifiable solution to confirm firmness and stability of existing surfaces in outdoor recreation areas.
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Correlations between the shear vane and the penetrometer were investigated so that root growth critical limits from the literature, expressed in terms of penetration resistance, can be converted, if required, for use with the shear vane.
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