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- n. An analytical technique that measures the mass / charge ratio of the ions formed when a molecule or atom is ionized, vaporized and introduced into a vacuum. Mass spectrometry may also involve breaking molecules into fragments - thus enabling its structure to be determined.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A method for identifying chemical composition of substances by use of a mass spectrometer.
- n. the art or process of using a mass spectrometer to analyse chemical samples.
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