- porous paper used in filtering.
Origin of filter paper
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for filter paper
This is washed on to a filter-paper, dried, ignited, and weighed.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
W. H. Simmons
Immerse a piece of filter-paper and leave it in for 12 or 15 hours.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants
Edwin M. Bruce
If filter-paper is not at hand, soak unsized paper to a pulp.The Century Cook Book
A little blood is caught on a piece of linen or filter-paper, and allowed to distribute itself in a thin layer.Histology of the Blood
The filter-paper must not be too large, but at the same time it must not be overloaded with the precipitate.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
- a porous paper used for filtering liquids
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