- a graduated glass tube, commonly having a stopcock at the bottom, used for accurately measuring or measuring out small quantities of liquid.
Origin of burette
Examples from the Web for burette
The amount of alkali that has been used can be determined from the burette.The Book of Cheese
Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
And subsequently when the burette is used, the volumes read from the scale on the burette must be corrected.
Burette, bū-ret′, n. a flask-shaped vessel for holding liquids, an altar-cruet.
A single drop is let fall from a burette or glass rod held steadily above the water, upon the centre of the surface.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
While the water is flowing through b, the burette becomes filled with gas.
- a graduated glass tube with a stopcock on one end for dispensing and transferring known volumes of fluids, esp liquids
Word Origin and History for burette
1836, from French burette "small vase, cruet," diminutive of buire "vase for liquors," in Old French "jug," variant of buie (12c.) "bottle, water jog," from Frankish *buk- or some similar Germanic source (see bucket (n.)). As a laboratory measuring tube, from 1836.
- A uniform-bore tube with fine gradations and a stopcock at the bottom, used especially in laboratory procedures for accurate fluid dispensing and measurement.
- A graduated glass tube having a tapered bottom with a valve. It is used especially in laboratories to pour a measured amount of liquid from one container into another.