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Fluorometry versus fluorimetry

Respirometry and fluorometry

Although it appears to be equally valid to use fluorometry or fluorimetry in any arbitrary context, perhaps there is a specific reason to favour fluorometry in the context of respirometry.

Statistics

  • In Pubmed (2011-11-19), there is a dominance of the term Spectrofluorometry:
164084 and 164775 hits for Fluorometry versus Fluorimetry;
774 and 249 hits for Fluorometer versus Fluorimeter;
61583 and 588 hits for Spectrofluorometry and Spectrofluorimetry;
367 and 167 hits for Spectrofluorometer and Spectrofluorimeter.


  • In Google (2011-11-19), there is a dominance of the term Fluorometry (but the number of hits appears to vary from time to time):
668,000 and 375,000 hits for Fluorometry versus Fluorimetry;
462,000 and 510,000 hits for Fluorometer versus Fluorimeter;
46,600 and 148,000 hits for Spectrofluorometry and Spectrofluorimetry;
166,000 and 163,000 hits for Spectrofluorometer and Spectrofluorimeter.


  • In Wikipedia (2011-11-19), there is a redirect from fluorimeter to fluorometer.


--Gnaiger Erich 19:52, 19 November 2011 (CET)


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Discussion

  • David Harrison 2011-11-21: I have always preferred fluorometry. If one looks to the field of radiology, fluoroscopy is a widely used technique - there is no such word as fluoriscopy, nor is there a fluoriphore. For consistency I think we should go for fluorometry.
  • Anthony Hickey 2011-11-20: Just looked up fluorimetry, seems to most be fluorometry mostly so I would go with the latter!
  • 2016-06-15 - Prof. Lorenzo Stella, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, IT: "A word about nomenclature: when Enrique Gaviola described his instrument for measuring fluorescence lifetimes in 1926, he named it a fluorometer. For this reason lifetime instruments are referred to as fluorometers, while steady-state instruments are termed fluorimeters." David M. Jameson (Introduction to Fluorescence, ISBN-13: 978-1439806043)