EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a type of gas burner, commonly used in chemical laboratories, with which a very hot, practically nonluminous flame is obtained by allowing air to enter at the base and mix with the gas. Origin of Bunsen burner
First recorded in
named after R. W.
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C19: named after R. W.
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Word Origin and History for bunsen burner
1879, named for Prof. Robert Wilhelm
Bunsen (1811-1899) of Heidelberg, who invented it in 1855. He also was co-inventor of the spectroscope.
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bunsen burner in Medicine n. A small laboratory burner consisting of a vertical metal tube connected to a gas source and producing a very hot flame from a mixture of gas and air let in through adjustable holes at the base.
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A small gas burner used in laboratories. It consists of a vertical metal tube connected to a gas fuel source, with adjustable holes at its base. These holes allow air to enter the tube and mix with the gas in order to make a very hot flame.
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