[ byoo-ret ]
/ byʊˈrɛt /
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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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How to use burette in a sentence
Tableaux historiques, chronologiques, et gographiques, by Buret de Longchamps.
The bubble buret, the surface of the stream remains without a ripple.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)|Charles James Lever
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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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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