A technique for estimation of the number and size of particles in a suspension by measurement of light scattered from a beam of light passed through the solution.

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neph·e·lom·e·try -'läm-ə-trē n, pl -tries the measurement of the intensity of reflected light by means of a nephelometer esp. as applied to studies of turbidity (as in the determination of particle size or of the amount of suspended matter in chemical analysis)

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neph·e·lom·e·try (nef″ə-lomґə-tre) [nephelo- + -metry] measurement of the concentration of a suspension by means of a nephelometer.

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