- a graduated glass tube, commonly having a stopcock at the bottom, used for accurately measuring or measuring out small quantities of liquid.
Origin of burette
Examples from the Web for buret
Our band of eighteen riders with five packhorses moved up the valley of the Buret Hei.Beasts, Men and Gods
Tableaux historiques, chronologiques, et gographiques, by Buret de Longchamps.
- a graduated glass tube with a stopcock on one end for dispensing and transferring known volumes of fluids, esp liquids
Word Origin and History for buret
1836, from French burette "small vase, cruet," diminutive of buire "vase for liquors," in Old French "jug," variant of buie (12c.) "bottle, water jog," from Frankish *buk- or some similar Germanic source (see bucket (n.)). As a laboratory measuring tube, from 1836.
- A uniform-bore tube with fine gradations and a stopcock at the bottom, used especially in laboratory procedures for accurate fluid dispensing and measurement.
- 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.