Bunsen burner

noun
  1. 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 1865–70; named after R. W. Bunsen
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burner, element, jet, etna

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Bunsen burner

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for bunsen burner

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

Bunsen burner

[bŭnsən]
n.
  1. 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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bunsen burner in Science

Bunsen burner

  1. 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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