burette

or bu·ret

[ byoo-ret ]
/ byʊˈrɛt /

noun Chemistry.

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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Origin of burette

1475–85; <French: cruet, burette (Old French biurete), equivalent to buire ewer, flagon (perhaps <Frankish *būrja receptacle, akin to Germanic *būr- hut; see bower1) + -ette-ette
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British Dictionary definitions for burette

burette

US buret

/ (bjʊˈrɛt) /

noun

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

burette

n.

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

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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