## mass density gradient, $$\bigtriangledown \rho$$, $$\text{grad}\: \rho$$

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Change in mass density in a small distance divided by that distance.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 957. 'Glossary of terms in quantities and units in Clinical Chemistry (IUPAC-IFCC Recommendations 1996)' on page 980 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199668040957)