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cuvette

[ koo-vet, kyoo- ]
/ kuˈvɛt, kyu- /
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noun
Also curvette. Also called chevee. a gemstone with a raised, cameolike figure or design carved on its hollowed surface.
Chemistry. a tube or vessel used in laboratory experimentation.
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Origin of cuvette

1670–80; <French, diminutive of cuve vat ≪ Latin cūpa.See cup, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for cuvette

cuvette
/ (kjuːˈvɛt) /

noun
a shallow dish or vessel for holding liquid

Word Origin for cuvette

C17: from French, diminutive of cuve cask, from Latin cupa
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