[ byoo-ret ]
/ byʊˈrɛt /
a graduated glass tube, commonly having a stopcock at the bottom, used for accurately measuring or measuring out small quantities of liquid.
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Example sentences from the Web for burette
Tableaux historiques, chronologiques, et gographiques, by Buret de Longchamps.
Our band of eighteen riders with five packhorses moved up the valley of the Buret Hei.Beasts, Men and Gods|Ferdinand Ossendowski
British Dictionary definitions for burette
/ (bjʊˈrɛt) /
a graduated glass tube with a stopcock on one end for dispensing and transferring known volumes of fluids, esp liquids
Word Origin for burette
C15: from French: cruet, oil can, from Old French buire ewer, of Germanic origin; compare Old English būc pitcher, belly
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Medical definitions for burette
A uniform-bore tube with fine gradations and a stopcock at the bottom, used especially in laboratory procedures for accurate fluid dispensing and measurement.
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Scientific definitions for burette
[ byu-rĕt′ ]
A graduated glass tube having a tapered bottom with a valve. It is used especially in laboratories to pour a measured amount of liquid from one container into another.
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