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- noun An instrument used to identify and locate the chemical compounds within a cell by measuring the intensity of light passing through stained sections of the cytoplasm.
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- noun biology An
opticaldevice which measures the lightpassing through a stained sectionof tissuein order to analyzethe compoundswithin its cells
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- noun a photometer that can be used to locate and identify chemical compounds in a cell by measuring the intensity of the light that passes through stained sections of the cytoplasm
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