spectroscopy

(spek-TROS-koh-pee)

The study of the amount of light that is taken up, given off, or scattered (reflected) by an object. Spectroscopy breaks down light and measures different wavelengths of visible and non-visible light. In medicine, different types of spectroscopy are being used to study tissues and to help make a diagnosis.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "spectroscopy"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "espectroscopia"

Estudio de la cantidad de luz que absorbe, despide o dispersa (refleja) un objeto. La espectroscopia descompone la luz y mide diferentes longitudes de onda de luz visible y no visible. En el campo de la medicina, se usan diferentes tipos de espectroscopia para estudiar los tejidos y ayudar en el diagnóstico.