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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.
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Origin of Bunsen burner

First recorded in 1865–70; named after R. W. Bunsen

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British Dictionary definitions for Bunsen burner

Bunsen burner
/ (ˈbʌnsən) /

noun
a gas burner, widely used in scientific laboratories, consisting of a metal tube with an adjustable air valve at the base

Word Origin for Bunsen burner

C19: named after R. W. Bunsen
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Scientific definitions for Bunsen burner

Bunsen burner

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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