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Bunsen

[ buhn-suhn; German boon-zuhn ]
/ ˈbʌn sən; German ˈbʊn zən /
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noun
Rob·ert Wil·helm [rob-ert wil-helm; German roh-bert vil-helm], /ˈrɒb ərt ˈwɪl hɛlm; German ˈroʊ bɛrt ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1811–99, German chemist.
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British Dictionary definitions for Bunsen

Bunsen
/ (ˈbʌnsən, German ˈbʊnzən) /

noun
Robert Wilhelm (ˈroːbɛrt ˈvɪlhɛlm). 1811–99, German chemist who with Kirchhoff developed spectrum analysis and discovered the elements caesium and rubidium. He invented the Bunsen burner and the ice calorimeter
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Scientific definitions for Bunsen

Bunsen
[ bŭnsən ]
Robert Wilhelm 1811-1899

German chemist who with Gustav Kirchhoff developed the technique of spectroscopic analysis, leading to their discovery of the elements cesium and rubidium. Bunsen also invented various kinds of laboratory equipment, although the Bunsen burner itself was probably constructed on an earlier design by Michael Faraday.
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