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mattrass

[ma-truh s] /ˈmæ trəs/
noun, Chemistry.
1.

matrass

or mattrass

[ma-truh s] /ˈmæ trəs/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a rounded, long-necked glass container, formerly used for distilling and dissolving substances.
Origin of matrass
1595-1605
1595-1605; < French matras, perhaps < Arabic maṭarah leather bottle < Greek metrētḗs a liquid measure
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mattrass

/ˈmætrəs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of matrass

matrass

/ˈmætrəs/
noun
1.
(chem, obsolete) a long-necked glass flask, used for distilling, dissolving substances, etc
Word Origin
C17: from French, perhaps related to Latin mētiri to measure
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