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.

Nearby words

  1. cutwater,
  2. cutwork,
  3. cutwork lace,
  4. cutworm,
  5. cuve,
  6. cuvier,
  7. cuvier, georges léopold chrétien frédéric dagobert, baron,
  8. cuvée,
  9. cuxhaven,
  10. cuyabá

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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Medicine definitions for cuvette

cuvette

[ kyōōvĕt ]

n.

A small, transparent, often tubular laboratory vessel.

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